Pupils put under ‘school arrest’ by government after release from kidnapping allowed to go home
Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent, and Brenda Kiven in Bamenda
Dozens of students who were freed from kidnappers only to be put under effective “school arrest” by the Cameroonian government have been reunited with their parents.
The governor of the north-west region had insisted lessons go on after their capture, and security personnel were deployed to Nkwen Presbyterian secondary school in Bamenda, stopping parents from removing their children on Thursday.
After lobbying from angry and upset parents, and a gun battle that broke out outside their classrooms, the children were allowed home.
A Motel 6 motel is seen Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. Washington’s attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said at a news conference Wednesday that the motel divulged to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the names, dates of birth, license plate numbers and room numbers of more than 9,000 guests at six locations throughout the state.
A group of angry Antifa protestors gathered outside of Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s home on Wednesday evening.
The anti-fascists group, possibly associated with Smash Racism D.C., chanted “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night” outside of Carlson’s Washington home, according to Fox News. In a video posted online, the group can also be heard saying, “Racist scumbag, leave town!”
Carlson’s wife, Susie, was home alone at the time. He told Fox she locked herself into a pantry and called police.
Just a year before his assassination, at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference staff retreat in May 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
I think it is necessary for us to realize that we have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights…[W]hen we see that there must be a radical redistribution of economic and political power, then we see that for the last twelve years we have been in a reform movement…That after Selma and the Voting Rights Bill, we moved into a new era, which must be an era of revolution…In short, we have moved into an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society.
The night before his assassination in April 1968, Martin Luther King told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through” (King, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” 217). King believed the struggle in Memphis exposed the need for economic equality and social justice that he hoped his Poor People’s Campaign would highlight nationally.
Once again democrats are shocked that white women overwhelmingly voted to support conservatives in the last election.
Democrats are shocked, and don’t understand why white women are voting against their best interests. But what if white women are voting in their best interests because their interest is white supremacy?
This is one of those episodes that can’t get a cohesive title.
This is all over the place Wine Cellar News and Comment.
We got our vote on over here in Illinois right before coming home and going live.
But we got to do without being met with a racist and his German Shepherd.
The #GoodCop beat up four cis women in one setting.
….and alligator farms exist.
Maybe this should have been a Wednesday story.
The Irvine Police Department was notified about the vandalism on an exterior wall of Beth Jacob Synagogue on Wednesday morning. Allen Berezovsky, president of the board at Beth Jacob synagogue in Irvine, south of Los Angeles, said staff discovered the vandalism in early morning.
Berezovsky said security footage showed an individual wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a surgical facemask jumping over the fence of the synagogue around 1:18 am and then leaving on a bicycle stolen at the premises.
The Irvine Police Department and our own security have done a full sweep of the entire facility and nothing was found other than the graffiti,” he said in a statement to his congregation.
“We are continuing to do everything we can to make our campus more secure, and we will continue to promote the message that we are stronger than hate.”
Police spokeswoman Kim Mohr said the suspect has not been identified and patrols had been increased at all Jewish facilities throughout the city, located in Orange County.
According to a report released in September by OC Human Relations, a nonprofit, hate crimes have continued to climb in Orange County, the third-largest of California’s 58 counties, for the third straight year.
It said 56 hate crimes and 94 hate incidents were reported countywide in 2017.
The majority of the attacks — 13 percent — targeted Muslims, followed by Jews at nine percent.
With William working extra hours to try to get promoted to another department, The Wine Cellar will be doing these fast action drive by episodes in an attempt to keep the content flowing to you.
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The first rule of police fight club is that you should totally get caught doing police fight club.
We also have a short list of stories compiled by Phoenix Calida (@UppittyNegress on the twitter).
We have our short breaks.
1. With Nina Turner reppin’ for #HoodProgressives on CNN.
2. With MJ Rodriguez talking about trans employment in cis-sexist entertainment.
We have a Black serial killer with Black victims.
Canada is getting their deportation on with that DNA game..
Bernie Sanders is doing something that would help poor Black people, so of course, Imani (@AngryBlackLady) Gandi thinks it’s racist because only middle class and #RichBlackLivesMatter
A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin on Monday called his parents’ decision to support his Democratic opponent “an intentional personal blow” and a “true representation” of political intolerance. Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson slammed his own parents for making the “maximum contribution” to his Democratic opponent in a fiery editorial published by Fox News
The hopeful who is currently embroiled in an intense primary battle for the GOP nomination accused his parents of turning “their back on me, my wife” and their grandchildren following a report from CNN earlier this year that highlighted his parents’ donations to the incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
The column comes after a new attack ad from a group supporting his Republican opponent questioned whether Nicholson, a former Democrat, could be trusted. The ad used footage of Nicholson speaking in support of abortion rights at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. Nicholson’s primary challenger, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, argues she’s the only true conservative in the race. The primary is a month away on Aug. 14.
He pointed to his parents’ donation as a “representation of the intolerance” in the Democratic Party.
“Adding to this, they decided to make the maximum contribution to my Democrat opponent in my campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, an intentional personal blow that made headlines across the country,” Nicholson said. “It was deliberate – and it is a true representation of the intolerance of a political philosophy that stands on the false platform of tolerance.”
Each of his parents reportedly gave $2,700 to the Wisconsin Democrat’s campaign in December, the largest amount they can give during the Democratic primary. Nicholson’s brother, Scott Nicholson, also gave the maximum amount allowed, $2,700, to Baldwin last year.