Ashanti Carmon was about 16 years old when she first stood out on K Street in the nation’s capital to look for sex work. Rejected by her family for her identity as a transgender woman, she was homeless and desperate.
In the decade that followed, Carmon moved from friends’ couches to budget motels, finding support from a community of other transgender women in Washington. She fell in love, moved in with her boyfriend and sought jobs at fast food restaurants, her friends said. She started relying less and less on sex work, knowing how dangerous the streets could be for someone like her.
But last weekend, she was back on Eastern Avenue, a popular strip for sex workers and a gathering place for transgender women, straddling the border between Northeast Washington and Maryland. At 6:20 a.m. on March 30, police were called to the 5000 block of Jost Street in Prince George’s County, Md., just off Eastern Avenue, to reports of gunfire.
Carmon, 27, had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two years ago, Liz Smith, director of nursing at Franciscan Children’s hospital in Brighton, Mass., was headed toward the elevator at work when she saw her: a tiny girl with bright blue eyes and a single soft brown curl swept across her forehead.
“Who’s this beautiful angel?” Smith asked the nurse who was wheeling the infant down the hall. “Her name is Gisele,” the nurse told her. The infant, a ward of the state, had been at the hospital for five months, but Smith had never seen her before.
Smith learned that Gisele, then 8 months old, had been born premature at another hospital in July 2016, weighing just under 2 pounds. She had neonatal abstinence syndrome — a result of her birth mother using heroin, cocaine and methadone during pregnancy.
The state of Massachusetts took custody of Gisele when she was 3 months old and transferred her to Franciscan Children’s because her lungs needed specialized care, and she had a feeding tube. The baby did not have a single visitor in her five months at the hospital.
On Friday night’s episode of his “YourVoice America” program, ardent pro-Trump commentator and right-wing conspiracy theorist Bill Mitchell insisted, once again, that racism is not a problem in America while his guest, one time “The Apprentice” contestant Stephanie Myers, declared that Trump supporters are the ones who are really facing discrimination in this country.
After declaring that every Trump supporter should come together for a “National MAGA Hat Day” in which they wear their red “Make America Great Again” hats in public in order to upset liberals, Mitchell complained that MAGA hats are treated as “a symbol of racism” even though actual racism in America is “just not happening.”
“Where is the racism?” he asked. “I go out to the grocery store, I go to the gas station, I go to restaurants, I go to the theater, I don’t see black people being discriminated against. I’m standing in line at the grocery store, there’s a black person in front of me, I’m talking to them, having a nice conversation, they check out just like I do. Nobody is denying them service. If you were to listen to the Democrats, they would say racism is the biggest problem in America today, that people are being hung from trees, that they’re being led off in chains. It’s just not happening. It’s not real.”
“I agree one hundred percent,” responded Myers. “In fact, I get discriminated against when I walk around southern California with my MAGA hat … Wearing my Trump hat anywhere around southern California, let me tell you, I’m judged all the time. But I’m not afraid, I wear it with pride. I feel like we are discriminated against in my neck of the woods when we wear our stuff.”
Every day is ‘Bash Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Day’ on Fox News. This is pretty damn pathetic.
All three Fox and Friends co-hosts joined in the smears, bringing out Fox Business’ Charles Payne to make a few bogus remarks about how minimum wage affects worker ethics and how they view each other in the work place?
Why? Only he knows.
Brian Kilmeade was first up and he makes believe there’s some backlash against the young Congresswoman from Queens, when in reality it was just Sen. Ted Cruz acting like a dick on Twitter.
Two Honolulu Police Department officers were arrested today by federal authorities after being indicted with two counts of civil rights violations for allegedly forcing a homeless man to lick a public urinal.
HPD officers John Rabago and Reginald Ramones have been charged with one count of conspiring to deprive a person of his civil rights and another count of acting under color of law to deprive the same individual of his civil rights, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
On Jan. 28, 2018, according to the indictment, HPD officers John Rabago and Reginald Ramones deprived the man of his constitutional right to be free from an unreasonable seizure by a law enforcement officer.
According to initial reports after the incident, four HPD officers were being investigated for forcing a man to place his mouth on a urinal at a public restroom on a Sunday afternoon in the Keeaumoku area.
The officers had been responding to a trespass complaint reported to 911 when they came into contact with the victim. One officer later reported the alleged misconduct, leading to an internal HPD investigation.
Long Beach, MS — Leaving a child in a hot car until they die is a tragic mistake that roughly three dozen parents make every year in this country. This nightmarish negligence comes with a punishment no prison sentence could ever trump. Now, a former cop from Mississippi has learned her fate after she pleaded guilty to this very same horrifying blunder of leaving her three-year-old daughter strapped in her hot patrol car until she died—as this cop had sex with her supervisor inside his home.
Former Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker will spend the next 20 years behind bars for the death of her three-year-old daughter. Her sentence was handed down on Monday by Judge Lawrence Bourgeois, who told Barker that she failed in her responsibility to “protect and serve” as a mother and as a police officer.
SAN JOSE (KRON) – This isn’t the first time the Stanford lecturer and prestigious musician has been arrested for prowling, but the latest time was caught on camera at a home on Meadowslands Lane.
You can see Mark Veregge in the video walking naked in front of the home.
He knocked on the front door, looked through a window, and then fled the scene.
San Jose police say between February 15 and March 5, Veregge committed several acts of indecent exposure.
One of the times, Veregge was captured on video wearing a dress as he approached another home on Meadowlands Lane where police say he exposed himself and ran away.
The video helped police identify the 60-year-old.
He has been arrested on multiple counts of misdemeanors of peeping and prowling, a charge he faced back in 2017 for prowling.
The Juilliard-trained musician has been a part of the California Symphony and Opera San Jose.
People we talked with in the past have said they were bewildered that he would do this.
Veregge is now at the Santa Clara County Jail.