Cops Beat Black Man With Handcuffs Like ‘Brass Knuckles’ and Pulled Down His Pants

SCREENSHOT OF BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE SHOWING FORMER HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER LUCAS VIEIRA CHASING AND APPREHENDING AUNDRE HOWARD. (VIDEO COURTESY OF KALLINEN LAW) 

One officer has been fired and is facing 99 years in prison.

When Aundre Howard, a Black man, fled from Houston police during a traffic stop in 2019, one of the officers was caught on body camera footage telling his partner to “shoot his ass” as they pursued. When that officer finally caught up to Howard, he used a pair of handcuffs wrapped around his left hand like a pair of brass knuckles to repeatedly punch the fleeing man in the back of the head.

Now, the former police officer is facing prison time.

Lucas Vieira, 31, a four-year-veteran with the Houston Police Department, was indicted by a Harris County District Court grand jury on July 9. Two days later, the Houston Police Department announced that it had fired Vieira months ago, in April. If convicted, he faces up to 99 years in prison as well as a $10,000 fine.

The indictment also comes just over three months after Howard, 34, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing Vieira of unjustly striking him and of violating his right to unjust search and due process.

“Mr. Howard suffered great pain, contusions, humiliation, anxiety, fear, loss of sleep, headaches, and other mental anguish as a result of the defendant’s actions,” according to the lawsuit, which was provided to VICE News by Howard’s attorney, Randall Kallinen. 

“My client is very pleased that the officer was indicted because it validates what he’s been concerned about for a while,” Kallinen told VICE News. “He does feel better that when officers injure people like himself, they do have to face justice just like anybody else would.”

The encounter with police occurred July 7, 2019, when Vieira initiated a stop on Howard’s vehicle for a traffic violation. According to Vieira’s attorney James Siscoe, police noticed marijuana on Howard’s center console when they first approached the car during the traffic stop, prompting a search. Police placed Howard in handcuffs, but they found nothing. As Officer Serrano began to put on rubber gloves for a cavity search, Howard began to run from police toward a nearby freeway, according to the lawsuit.

As he pursued, Vieira screamed out “just fucking shoot his ass, shoot his ass,” and belts out gun shots noises, according to police body camera footage.

The chase only lasted one city block before Vieria caught up with Howard, who’d pooped his pants he was so afraid, according to the lawsuit. The officer then allegedly used his handcuffs as “brass knuckles” and bashed Howard in the back of the head at least three times. Howard, who says he fled in fear of his life, can be heard telling officers “alright, you got it!” as Vieira throws the punches, according to body camera footage. 

Siscoe says his client only hit Howard in the shoulder and that only one of the hits managed to strike the man in the head. He also says that Serrano found 18 grams of cocaine immediately next to where officers caught up with Howard.

When Howard was brought back to the vehicle, the officers on the scene—Vieira’s partner Thomas Serrano and officer Nadeem Aslam, who are also named in the lawsuit— pulled down his pants, exposing his buttocks and genitalia to passersby and made fun of him as he lay there covered in feces.

The lawsuit also alleges that the officers pushed his arms over his head from behind as a pain technique as he lay there handcuffed and defenseless.

“Despite knowing about Vieira’s and other HPD officer’s policy violations, no officer reported any other officer nor was an [Internal Affairs Division] complaint filed by any officer,” the lawsuit alleges.

Howard was initially charged with felony evading arrest and possession of cocaine, but those charges were dropped, according to Houston Public Media.

Vieira’s attorney, James Siscoe, says that his client was unjustly indicted. Not only was he not allowed to present evidence to the grand jury, Vieira’s superiors reviewed the available bodycam footage at the time and concluded that his actions were justified.

“By taking immediate and decisive action in response to Howard’s reckless and dangerous actions, Lucas and his partner probably saved both Howard’s life and possibly that of other motorists on the freeway,” Siscoe said.

Howard’s lawsuit also lists Sgt. Earl Attebury, who arrived after Howard was back in police custody and didn’t reprimand Vieira after he allegedly admitted to using force, as well as former chief of police Art Acevedo, and the city of Houston. 

Howard is seeking damages for the pain, suffering and mental anguish he experienced as a result of this encounter, according to the lawsuit. He also says that the defendants are liable for punitive damages as well as his attorney fees relating to the case.

Viral images show people of color as anti-Asian perpetrators. Don’t believe your lying eyes, It’s really White people attacking Asians!

A new analysis reveals misconceptions about perpetrators, victims, and the general environment around anti-Asian hate incidents. These can have “long-term consequences for racial solidarity,” researcher Janelle Wong said.

Activists participate in a vigil in response to the Atlanta spa shootings March 17, 2021 in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC.Alex Wong / Getty Images

June 15, 2021, 2:47 PM EDTBy Kimmy Yam

While news reports and social media have perpetuated the idea that anti-Asian violence is committed mostly by people of color, a new analysis shows the majority of attackers are white.

Janelle Wong, a professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, released analysis last week that drew on previously published studies on anti-Asian bias. She found official crime statistics and other studies revealed more than three-quarters of offenders of anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents, from both before and during the pandemic, have been white, contrary to many of the images circulating online.

Wong told NBC Asian America that such dangerous misconceptions about who perpetrates anti-Asian hate incidents can have “long-term consequences for racial solidarity.”

“The way that the media is covering and the way that people are understanding anti-Asian hate at this moment, in some ways, draws attention to these long-standing anti-Asian biases in U.S. society,” Wong said. “But the racist kind of tropes that come along with it — especially that it’s predominantly Black people attacking Asian Americans who are elderly — there’s not really an empirical basis in that.”

Wong examined nine sources and four types of data about anti-Asian hate incidents, including from the reporting forum Stop AAPI Hate, Pew Research, as well as official law enforcement statistics, the majority of them spanning the year and a half when the #StopAAPIHate hashtag was trending. She found major contradictions in the prevailing narrative around perpetrators, victims, and the general environment of racism toward Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. She said such misleading conclusions could be attributed to the lack of context around images, the failure to amplify all aspects of the data or misinterpretations of the research.

A misread of a frequently cited study from this year, published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, likely contributed to the spread of erroneous narratives, Wong said. The study, which examined hate crime data from 1992 to 2014, found that compared to anti-Black and anti-Latino hate crimes, a higher proportion of perpetrators of anti-Asian hate crimes were people of color. Still, 75 percent of perpetrators were white.

Other studies confirm the findings, Wong wrote. She pointed to separate research from the University of Michigan Virulent Hate Project, which examined media reports about anti-Asian incidents last year and found that upward of 75 percentof news stories identified perpetrators as male and white in instances of physical or verbal assault and harassment when the race of the perpetrator was confirmed. Wong said the numbers could even be an underestimate.

“This is really how crime is framed in the United States — it’s framed as the source is Black,” Wong said.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, founder of AAPI Data, a data and civic engagement nonprofit group, for which Wong also works, said that the public’s perception of perpetrators and victims is largely formed by the images that have been widely circulated — but that they aren’t representative of most anti-Asian bias incidents. For example, the videos that have gone viral are more likely to be from low-income, urban areas where there is more surveillance, he said.

“You have security camera videos that are more available and prevalent in certain types of urban settings. And so that’s what’s available to people in terms of sharing,” Ramakrishnan said. “The videos are more viral than if it’s something that doesn’t have any imagery or video connected to it, like something that’s happening in the suburbs, for example.”

When they are circulated, they play on a loop with no audio. Even though the videos alone don’t provide much detail about what’s happening, they dominate our perceptions, Ramakrishnan said.

“There’s just something so powerful about these visual images so that no matter what the social science might say, people believe their eyes and especially the images that get played on repeat now,” he said.

Ramakrishnan said anti-Blackness among Asian Americans and the diaspora could also affect how such images are disseminated. Often, videos that confirm prejudices are shared not only on U.S. social networks but also on international messaging apps.

“These kinds of images and narratives of racial tension — Black violence on Asian people — are getting shared in Asia, as well. There is a transnational component to it,” he said. “Whatever aspect of anti-Black racism or racial prejudice that some Asian Americans might have will also matter, in terms of what ends up being more prominent, because these go to social networks, especially through social networks apps, as well.”

Wong said many erroneous assumptions persist about the identities of victims and the types of hate incidents they have confronted. She said there’s a widely held belief that such incidents are generally violent, when studies show that most of the racism Asian Americans have faced because of the pandemic is verbal harassment or shunning. Wong said that although older Asian women are typically thought of as the victims of such crimes, research shows that about 7 percent of reported incidents have involved anyone over 60.

Wong said that while any hate crime or incident is unacceptable, the astronomical increases often reported in headlines don’t capture the full picture of anti-Asian hate. The baseline for anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents has been relatively low, meaning a small growth in the total number of hate incidents can lead to large percentage increases. For example, data indicate that the largest increase occurred in New York City, which jumped from three to 28 anti-Asian hate crimes from 2019 to 2020, about an 833 percent surge. Meanwhile, Sacramento, California, increased from one to eight anti-Asian crimes from 2019 to 2020 — a small jump in raw numbers that equates to an increase of 700 percent.

“Even in jurisdictions reporting the most dramatic year-over-year increases in hate crimes, like New York City, the rate was lower than the proportion of Asian Americans in the population,” Wong said.

Asian Americans aren’t the only racial group that has met challenges during the pandemic. Wong said official law enforcement statistics show that in the 26 largest jurisdictions, which include areas like New York City, anti-Asian hate crimes accounted for 6.3 percent of all reported hate crimes.

Black Americans have long faced higher rates of hate crimes. Even though official 2019 law enforcement data show a drop in anti-Black hate crime reports, Black people were still, by far, the most targeted racial group, Wong said. That year, 58 percent of reported hate crimes were motivated by anti-Black bias, while a far smaller proportion, 4 percent, were motivated by anti-Asian bias. About 14 percent were motivated by anti-Latino bias.

Last year, when Asian Americans dealt with coronavirus-specific stereotypes, 27 percent of Asian Americans reported having ever experienced hate crimes or incidents, while 34 percent of Black Americans did, according to an AAPI Data survey.

“People overestimate the degree to which they, individually, are likely to be the victim of the crime. And so what we’re seeing right now, because there’s so much media coverage — even though we see that Asian Americans account for, no matter how you cut it, a minority of the hate crimes in any place — they feel like they’re the most likely to be attacked,” she said.

That isn’t to say that increases haven’t occurred or that verbal harassment and such incidents aren’t of concern, Wong said. There has been a marked increase in discrimination toward Asian Americans that deserves attention. But selectively amplifying aspects of the issue or omitting context can further perpetuate dangerous stereotypes and break opportunities for solidarity among marginalized groups, she said. Ramakrishnan said that when people reach for policy solutions based on insufficient information, they may not solve the issue.

Ramakrishnan called on the media and other institutions not only to add more context to information, but also to draw responsible conclusions from the data. He also emphasized that while the media are hyperfocused on anti-Asian crimes, Asian American and Pacific Islanders deal with a vast range of issues, including language barriers and immigration struggles, which aren’t captured in coverage of pandemic racism.

“Nuance is difficult to get people to rally around and pay attention to. Sensationalism is what gets attention. But hopefully, it’s the nuance that keeps them there so they want to go deeper in their understanding,” Ramakrishnan said. “I’m hopeful that what got a lot of people to care and pay attention were these hate incidents and horrific crimes but hoping that what keeps people interested is understanding the larger set of issues that affect these American Pacific Islanders.”

WE MUST NEVER FORGET!

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“Soooo you mean to tell me that someone down your ancestry line survived being chained to other human bodies for several months in the bottom of a disease-infested ship during the Middle Passage, lost their language, customs and traditions, picked up the English language as best they could while working free of charge from sunup to sundown as they watched babies sold from out of their arms and women raped by ruthless slave owners.

Took names with no last names, no birth certificates, no heritage of any kind, braved the Underground Railroad, survived the Civil War to enter into sharecropping… Learned to read and write out of sheer will and determination, faced the burning crosses of the KKK, everted their eyes at the black bodies swinging from ropes hung on trees… Fought in World Wars as soldiers to return to America as boys, marched in Birmingham, hosed in Selma, jailed in Wilmington, assassinated in Memphis, segregated in the South, ghettoed in the North, ignored in history books, stereotyped in Hollywood… and in spite of it all someone in your family line endured every era to make sure you would get here and you receive one rejection, face one obstacle, lose one friend, get overlooked, and you want to quit? How dare you entertain the very thought of quitting. People, you will never know survived from generation to generation so you could succeed. Don’t you dare let them down!

Give this to your young people who don’t know their history and want to get weak!

It is NOT in our DNA to quit!”

Virginia Commonwealth U. Student Body President: ‘I Hate White People So Much Its Not Even Funny’

The student body president of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) was discovered posting extreme, racist, and violent rhetoric on social media, which included advocating for the targeted killings of law enforcement. In one post to social media, the “transgender & non-binary” leader of VCU’s student government wrote: “i hate white people so much its not even funny.”

“Ur reminder to advocate for the [killing] of [kops],” tweeted VCU student body president Taylor Marie Maloney in March, from the now-suspended Twitter account, @okrasocialist, according to a report by Post Millennial.

In another tweet, the student body president celebrated the killing of a Capitol Police officer.

“love this we need more of this,” Maloney wrote in response to a tweet from the Associated Press, which read, “A Capitol Police officer was killed after a car rammed into law enforcement at security barricade. A second officer was injured, police say.”

On the day of the Derek Chauvin verdict, Maloney took to Twitter to proclaim that she hoped “that man” would be acquitted, so that rioters can “burn this bitch to the ground.”

“i hope that man walks so we can burn this bitch to the ground,” the student body president tweeted.

A few days later, Maloney tweeted, “riot riot riot,” and “loot loot loot.”

“i hate white people so much its not even funny,” Maloney added in a follow-up tweet.

Maloney has also taken to social media to defend the two teenagers who were charged in the fatal carjacking of Uber Eats driver Mohammad Anwar last month, tweeting, in part, “im sorry but a world where 13/15 year olds feel like they have to carjack is fucked up enough.”

The student body president also recently called for the burning of city buses in Richmond, Virginia, tweeting, “when richmond gonna fry up another grtc bus? when are we gonna see some action again? i thought yall was anarchists.”

Last summer, Maloney was arrested for trespassing in Monroe Park in Richmond, Virginia, while protesting, according to a reportby the Commonwealth Times. At the time of her arrest, Maloney was president-elect of VCU’s student government association.

Earlier this month, Maloney was championed by the ACLU of Virginia for being “the first openly transgender & non-binary person to do so at a major public institution,” and for allegedly “making a huge impact on their campus while also being an advocate in their community.”

A university spokesperson told Breitbart News that the school is “aware of the comments made on social media. Calls for violence and hateful language do not reflect the position or values of VCU.”

“The Student Government Association is a student-run organization. Neither the organization nor any of its members or officers speaks or acts on behalf of VCU,” the spokesperson added. “The university does not comment on whether disciplinary action has been taken against a student.”

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Young Black football player from Texas forced to quit after white teammates bullied him to drink their urine!

A young Texas middle school football player was forced to quit his football team after his teammates hazed him and made him drink urine.

I feel horrible for young SeMarion Humphrey. If you have not heard the story yet a young black middle school student is making the news today because a group of his teammates invited him over to a sleepover to haze him.

A GoFundMe was created for SeMarion about the incident. Here is what the story reads.

SeMarion endured horrific bullying from football teammates at a Plano middle school. Plano ISD did nothing to curttail the bullying. It became so bad that SeMarion had bo choice but to eventually quit the team. A couple of weeks ago Semarion was ecstatic when a former teammate invited him to a sleepover.

But little did he know what had been planned for him. While at the sleepover several white students shot SeMarion with BB guns. When he was asleep they beat and slapped him, all while calling him racial slurs.

And worse yet, they forced SeMarion to drink their urine.

SeMarion has been subjected to the unthinkable. He is in need of therapy and is planning to change to a private school.

The GoFundMe has already raised 24,000 dollars.

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Rose McGowan Rips DNC, Clintons — ‘I Believe Joe Biden Is a Rapist’

#METOO, 2 WORDSFmr Democrat, Celebrity, Rape Victim, Rose McGowan: ‘I Strongly Believe Joe Biden Is A Rapist’

Rumors of Democrats partaking in unspeakable acts of sexual abuse and satanism have been circulating the blogosphere for years.    Ironically, just as news has come to light suggesting there is in fact some ‘there,’ there, (Epstein, Weinstein, Weiner, Clinton, Biden, Prince Andrew …)  the social media giants and technocracy go into overdrive banning certain groups.  Go figure.

During a press conference this past Wednesday a reporter asked President Trump about this.

Reporter: “The crux of the theory is this belief that you are secretly saving the world from this satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Does that sound like something that you are behind?

President Trump refused to denounce the ‘Q’ movement.  Instead, his answer left jaws agape…

President Trump“I haven’t heard that but is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing?If I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. 

I’m willing to put myself out there, and we are actually. We are saving the world from the radical Left philosophy that will destroy this country, and when this country is gone, the rest of the world would follow. That’s the importance of this country.”

According to (USSANEWS.com)… The president’s comments come as Facebook conducts a large-scale purge of QAnon accounts. The social media monopolist reportedly banned 900 pages and groups and 1,500 ads while restricting the reach of over 10,000 Instagram pages and 2,000 Facebook groups related to QAnon on Wednesday.

Was Facebook committing another in kind campaign donation to Democrats with this purge, or were their intentions pure? As always, we will leave that up to you to decide. Read this tweet that Hollywood actress Rose McGowan posted yesterday.

McGowan: “I was raped by a TOP Democratic donor.”  McGowan was undoubtedly referring to Harvey Weinstein.

“Hillary Clinton shutdown NBC’s expose of HW with one phone call from her spokesperson.

“I strongly believe that Joe Biden is a rapist.” A former Secret Service agent assigned to protect the VP characterizedBiden’s depraved sexual advances as “Weinstein Level” impropriety.

DNC had Bill Clinton, serial abuser of young women (Epstein & others) speak.” Consider the allegations leveled against former President Clinton, and other Democrats, and weigh that against the media’s silence.

ABC Reporter Amy Robach:.”It was unbelievable. We had Clinton…We had everything.”

Now compare that to what you would expect from the media if that level of accusation was made against President Trump.  Imagine if Epstein had held the same compromise over high level Republicans and their donors?  Since its Democrats… crickets.

For the record, rumors circulated around Barack Obama and a homosexual tryst with a man named Larry Sinclair.  Whether those rumors are true or not, if they are it would be in keeping with the Dems’ cult-like need for compromised officials who the party can control.

McGowan:

“I know more than you will ever know about their evil.”

The list goes on… Don’t forget Anthony Weiner and his amazing disappearing laptop.

Erik Prince on the NYPD and Weiner’s laptop:

I know, and this is from a very well-placed source of mine at 1PP, One Police Plaza in New York – the NYPD wanted to do a press conference announcing the warrants and the additional arrests they were making in this investigation, and they’ve gotten huge pushback, to the point of coercion, from the Justice Department, with the Justice Department threatening to charge someone that had been unrelated in the accidental heart attack death of Eric Garner almost two years ago.That’s the level of pushback the Obama Justice Department is doing against actually seeking justice in the email and other related criminal matters.”

If you’re wondering why Congress seems to be sabotaging the American people with criminal trade deals, and if you’re concerned with why the richest people around the world grow richer at the expense of the American taxpayer and their unborn progeny, then I suggest you consider the value all of this compromise holds for influencing people.

“I Know More Than You Will Ever Know About Their Evil”

Investigation: Former Atlantic High football coach sexted students, made racist comments to players

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The former head football coach at Atlantic High School lost his teaching license after investigations revealed he sexted a female student at the school, made racist statements to players and used profanity.

 

A former head football coach at Atlantic High School was accused of sexting 15-year-old female students and making racist comments to football players at the Port Orange school in late 2017, recently released investigative reports show.

The allegations resulted in the permanent loss of his teaching license in Florida.

Kendall Bradley denied all the allegations against him and said he did not know they existed.

“During my time at Atlantic, my only focus was to be a positive influence on the students, players, and community,” he said in a statement to The News-Journal this week. “At no point did I communicate or interact inappropriately with any student. Nor was I discriminatory or out of line in my communication with student athletes.”

Public records obtained by The News-Journal outlined a series of complaints that plagued Bradley’s tenure with Volusia County Schools.

Investigative reports from the Volusia County school district, the Port Orange Police Department and the Florida Department of Education show that Bradley lost his job as coach after accusations surfaced that he made racist statements to students.

But after that, he was allowed to substitute teach in the district. And during his time as a substitute more allegations surfaced that Bradley had sent sexual text messages to female students.

Bradley was substitute teaching in Volusia County schools for about a month after law enforcement officers were notified of the sexual text messages, records show.

Port Orange Police spokesman Officer Evan Doyle said officers made contact with the school, but because the incident occurred two years ago, he could not say when.

A police report about the incident does not state that the officers contacted the school district, and there is a gap in the narrative between December 2017 and February 2018. District officials did not remove Bradley from student contact until Feb. 5, 2018, when the father of one of the students notified Atlantic High school officials about the allegations.

No criminal charges were filed against Bradley. The ex-coach’s teaching license was permanently revoked in December 2019.

Throughout the ordeal, Bradley did not speak about the allegations to district investigators and was not contacted by law enforcement. He told state officials he did not wish to contest the charges made against him, the records show.

Bradley started coaching the Atlantic High football team in 2017, and when school started he also taught physical education. He was fired in November 2017.

At the time, Bradley told The News-Journal that he was fired without cause. But district investigators received complaints that he had used inappropriate language in front of students, including derogatory racial statements. The complaints were recorded in his professional standards file. It was the second time he had been warned about using inappropriate language in front of students. Before those complaints were fully investigated, he was released from employment for failing to complete the one-year probationary period of his employment.

Players and their family members complained to the school that Bradley told them to “stop acting black,” read their grades out loud in front of their teammates to embarrass them, and used profanity. During that football season, Atlantic High lost every game it played.

When he was fired, district records show Bradley was disqualified from future employment with Volusia County Schools. But two weeks later, his professional standards file was updated with another memo that declared he was eligible to interview for vacant positions within the schools. That was Dec. 12, 2017.

By Feb. 5, 2018, Bradley was removed from student contact again after a father told officials that Bradley, 31 at the time, had been soliciting sex from two 15-year-old students, an internal report from the school district states.

The inappropriate text exchanges happened on Dec. 3, 2017, the police report stated — less than a week after Bradley lost his coaching job. Copies of the texts between the students and the phone number the school district had on file as belonging to Bradley were included in the district records. In them, he allegedly requested that students meet with him in person, encouraged them to participate in group sex with him and other women, and solicited nude photos of the students.

The Port Orange Police Department was notified of the texts on Dec. 16, 2017. One of the students told an officer that Bradley sent her a nude photo of himself on Snapchat, an app where messages and photos disappear, the police report states.

Officers did not contact Bradley at the time, and did not have evidence of any nude photos being sent, according to the report. They notified the student’s father that if the family wished to pursue criminal charges, he would have to provide a tablet for evidence, but officers did not receive the iPad after multiple reminders. The case was closed due to the uncooperative reporting party, and the report stated it would be reopened if evidence was provided.

Doyle from the Port Orange Police Department said the department could not prosecute without the iPad, without finding evidence of a crime, and without the victim’s parents’ intent to prosecute.

It is also unclear if officers contacted school officials upon hearing the allegations against Bradley. Doyle also said officers believed Bradley had been terminated from his position in the schools, and because of the lack of evidence could not determine if there was probable cause.

The police report was updated in February 2018 to explain that Bradley had been substitute teaching at Spruce Creek High School, and documentation from the school district stated he was removed from student contact on Feb. 5, 2018, after the student’s father notified the Atlantic High School principal of the inappropriate sexual text messages.

At that time, records from the school district stated that Bradley told school officials he did not want to continue working in the district, and that he did not want to address the allegations against him.

The school district closed its investigation and forwarded the information it had obtained to the Florida Department of Education. Bradley did not contest the charges and surrendered his Florida teaching certificate for permanent revocation, which occurred on Dec. 13, 2019.

“As I have just been informed, information that I had no knowledge of, and is not correct, was filed and made public,” Bradley said to The News-Journal. “I have never been approached with, or asked about these situations personally, nor was I made aware that they had been issued when they were.”

 

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A teacher wore blackface to school and rapped on Halloween. He’s now been suspended

191104112432-suspended-teacher-blackface-rap-exlarge-169A high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave in California after he wore blackface to school on Halloween, according to the Milpitas Unified School District.

 

A high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave in California after he wore blackface to school on Halloween, according to the Milpitas Unified School District.

video posted on social media shows the teacher with his face painted black and dressed up in an apparent attempt to imitate the rapper Common.

“Opportunities limitless, possibilities senseless, what will you do? Millions of people, not enough to eat, what will we do? With AI, Microsoft technology, the future is up to you, you can do it. With AI. The future will blow your mind,” the teacher says in the video.

Milpitas High School Principal Francis Rojas and MUSD Superintendent Cheryl Jordan said in a statement that the teacher, who has not been named, was suspended and now is under investigation for the “disparaging” act.

“In a school community where we welcome learners and families from over 50 languages who represent cultures and religions throughout the world, and where our long-standing neighborhood, Sunnyhills, was established as the first city in the nation for planned integration, it hurts to know that this type of cultural insensitivity and lack of cultural awareness still hovers in the background,” reads the statement.

Because the teacher has not been identified, CNN has been unable to reach out to him for comment.

Chris Norwood, the MUSD school board president, called the teacher’s actions “inappropriate, unprofessional and insensitive,” according to an online statement.

“As an African American man, the history of Blackface reminds me of the cruelty, hatred and fear my parents and people of African Ancestry have dealt with in the past and still experience today around the world,” Norwood said.

 

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White gang members forcibly tattoo a racial slur on a member and spell it wrong, cops say

Lucian “Luke” Evans, Mary Elizabeth Durham and Brandon HayleyMARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

CORRECTION: The previous headline and first paragraph of this story misstated the race of the victim. Michael Hart is a white man.

White members of a gang forcibly covered a fellow gang member’s gang tattoo with a phrase including a racial slur, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The evidence on Michael Hart’s neck said, “F— you, Niger.”

According to what police say Lucian Evans told them, he, Brandon Hayley, Brett Singleton and Mary Elizabeth Durham were trying to discipline Hart, not insult an African nation. Hart had violated gang rules, Evans said.

Even if between gang members, this kind of activity violates rules in every jurisdiction in the United States.

Michael Hart as he went to prison in March for methamphetamine possession. Inside the tattooed rectangle on his neck is the racial slur cover up of the gang patch.

Durham, 35, was arrested for aggravated battery and armed robbery, her eighth arrest since 2009. The seventh arrest since 2010 for Hayley, 28, was on two counts of battery, one count each of aggravated battery and armed robbery.

Evans, 40, was booked for aggravated battery, armed robbery, two counts of second-degree larceny, fraud with a false receipt and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Evans did three months for grand theft with a firearm and two years and two months for cocaine possession and robbery.

Singleton, 45, has yet to be charged in this incident, which occurred in Salt Springs Jan. 28.

Hart told police the charged trio and Singleton showed up at his home that night, shut the door and demanded he go with them to cover his gang tattoo or patch, “CWB.” He recalled Evans putting his hand on a sheathed, fixed blade knife. Evans later told police that Singleton had the knife.

“Why can’t you cover my patch right where I’m sitting?” Hart said he asked.

He said Hayley and Evans held him down while Singleton began covering the tattoo. But Hart still struggled and fought so, he said, Hayley knocked him out with a foreign object.

Hart recalls fading back in briefly to Durham doing the tatting and saying, “I’ve never done this before” and someone replying, “It’s okay. It doesn’t matter.”

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Hart told police he passed out again from the pain. When he woke up, his phone was gone as well as any sense of comfort.

“…when he woke up, his pants were twisted and his ‘butt’ hurt,” the arrest report said. “(Hart) stated he was wearing blue jeans and felt something wet in his pants. (Hart) stated when he looked at his pants, he saw what he believed to be blood. Michael stated he felt like he’d been sodomized, but could not provide any more details.”

The arrest report said the old tattoo was visible under the new one.

 

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