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Brett Favre Duped Into Making Anti Semitic Video

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre was duped into filming a video message for a hate group over the weekend. The Hall of Famer said in a Facebook post Saturday that he was “sickened” to discover what the recording was actually for.

Favre said he received a request on Nov. 22 to record a shout-out supporting what seemed to be a U.S. veterans organization on Cameo, a company that allows fans to book personalized video greetings from celebrities for a fee. Days later, Favre, who supports various military causes, recorded the script, which contained coded anti-Semitic references.

The group used “Cameo”, an app that allows users to pay celebrities to record short video messages. Favre was paid to read the message which was intentionally written not to raise Favre’s suspicions but still appeal to members inside those anti-Semitic groups.

In the video he said: “Brett Favre here with a shout-out to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys. You guys are patriots in my eyes. So keep waking them up and don’t let the small get you down. Keep fighting, too, and don’t ever forget the USS Liberty and the men and women who died on that day. God bless and take care.”

The term “waking up” is used by anti-Semitic, men’s rights, and right-wing extremist groups to espouse red-pill ideology. This ideology claims there are groups trying to assert control over white men, and that white men can take part in a resistance against them by “waking up.”

“Don’t let the small get you down,” is another coded phrase. “The small” is an anti-Semitic reference to Yarmulkes.

Finally the script Favre read referenced the USS Liberty, a dog whistle for anti-Semites. The U.S. research ship was attacked by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967, killing 34 U.S. soldiers, when it was mistaken by Israeli forces for an Egyptian ship.

The “GDL boys” who commissioned the video turned out to be an anti-Semitic group going by the name Goyim Defense League or GDL. (“Goyim” is a Hebrew or Yiddish word for someone who is not Jewish.)

Other celebrities, including rapper Soulja Boy and comedian Andy Dick, were also tricked into doing recordings for the group, which claimed responsibility on YouTube and Instagram.

Upon learning the intent of the video, Favre said he would donate the $500 Cameo fee to charities combating hate and bigotry.

“I was distressed to learn that the request came from an anti-Semitic group that reposted my video with comments implying that I endorsed their mission,” he wrote Saturday. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

“Like most Americans, I am sickened by what these groups stand for and concerned about their role in fueling today’s negative political climate,” he added. “Had I understood the source of the request, I never would have fulfilled it.”

Cameo CEO Steven Galanis told CBS News on Monday that his company would match Favre’s donation to whatever anti-hate group he chooses. He said that this was the first time Cameo had to pull down videos.

“We’ve had over 93,000 videos and these are literally the first three we’ve had to pull,” Galanis said. “This hasn’t been a problem.”

Galanis said Cameo hasn’t had a vetting process because celebrities can accept or decline a request, but they’ve created an early warning system to detect terms flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which track hate groups. Therefore he says they’ll be able to notify talent in the future.

“We stand by what we built here,” he said. “It was built for talent to connect with their fans.”

Racist Sign in Houston Removed by Resident

Student Punched By Classmate For Wearing Nazi Jacket

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – It’s been three months since a black Mountain Vista High School student reportedly punched a white student wearing a Nazi jacket in the face, but the incident has only come to light after a video of the fight went viral this week.

According to The Denver Post  Twitter user from Baltimore posted the video to his feed, on Friday.

The fight, which happened in August, began at lunch break in front of the Highlands Ranch high school, when the white student in the Nazi jacket was doing a T-pose, which is a popular meme among gamers to demonstrate dominance or power, said Lt. Lori Bronner with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Historically, some members of the Ku Klux Klan have used the pose to “represent a burning cross,” Bronner told Denver7.

Bronner said the black student saw the white student doing the T-pose and went up to confront him. They exchanged words and the black student spit on the white student, at which point the white student did the same to the black student.

The black student then briefly walked away but returned to confront the white student once again before punching him in the face, causing the student to fall to the ground.

She said the student wearing the green Nazi jacket then got up, grabbed a rock and threw it at the black student, missing him.

According to Bronner, the student who threw the punch then ran after his peer and kicked him after he fell to the ground. She said the student in the Nazi jacket curled into a protective, fetal position while calling the black teen a racial slur.

Shortly afterward, a third student and staff members separated the two boys.

“We’ve had no other situations like this,” said Bronner, adding this type of disputes are very rare.

Bronner said the black student was charged with assault for punching and kicking the white student and the white student was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal attempted assault for throwing a landscaping rock at the black student.

No one was charged with a hate crime.

Denver7 reached out to Douglas County Schools for comment. Paula Hans, a public information officer for DCSD, said she could not discuss specifics on any given student’s disciplinary actions, only saying “a student is not allowed per DCSD dress code policy to wear anything that is offensive or disruptive to the learning environment.”

When asked if the white student’s jacket had any Nazi markings, Hans only said the principal at Mountain Vista High School informed her that there were “no markings on the jacket.”

According to the Post, students said the white teenager was known for wearing the green jacket complete with Nazi regalia. A review by a newspaper reporter of the juvenile’s Instagram account shows multiples pictures of him wearing Nazi uniforms.

Michael Weaver, the principal of the High School has since sent out a tweet saying:

“Hi all. Thx for your engagement and the support. Important conversations. It is hard to “prove” a persons level of empathy or compassion and it is impossible to change all minds. Be open minded,gather facts,and consider all perspectives. Learn and grow. Thx again.”

Police Accidentally Shoot ‘Good With a Gun’ at Crime Scene

Just hours after proclaiming an officer had fatally shot a man suspected of opening fire in a mall, Alabama police said Friday that they now believe the armed man they killed hadn’t fired any shots at all.
 
Officers had been responding to a shooting on Thanksgiving Day that took place at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover, sending the mall into chaos as shoppers fled for their lives.
 
Police said an 18-year-old man involved in a fight with another man was shot twice, injuring him, while a 12-year-old girl bystander was also wounded.
 
When an officer saw 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. run from the scene with a gun in his hand, the officer opened fire, killing him.
 
Their initial police release on Friday morning described Bradford only as “a suspect brandishing a pistol.”
 
But later on Friday, Hoover police said that although Bradford “may have been involved in some aspect of the altercation, he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the 18-year-old victim.”
 
“We regret that our initial media release was not totally accurate, but new evidence indicates that it was not,” police spokesperson Capt. Gregg Rector said.
 
This change in the official version of events was based on Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators interviewing witnesses and crime scene technicians examining “new evidence” at the scene, authorities said.
 
The suspect who possibly shot the 18-year-old and young bystander is still at large, according to Rector.
 
The officer who killed Bradford was placed on administrative leave while the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigates the police shooting, authorities said.
 
Bradford’s father said his son was a 21-year-old Army veteran with a permit to carry a weapon. The statement police released early Monday suggested Bradford shouldn’t have pulled it out.
 
The department also released a statement saying “We extend sympathy to the family of Emantic J. Bradford of Hueytown, who was shot and killed during Hoover Police efforts to secure the scene in the seconds following the original altercation and shooting. The loss of human life is a tragedy under any circumstances,” the statement said.
 
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a good guy with a gun, if you’re black the police shoot and kill you and ask questions later,” Ben Crump, an attorney for the family said.
 
The news of Bradford’s death comes one week after the killing of a Chicago security guard, who had apprehended an active shooter and was mistakenly shot by police outside a bar, sparked outrage online.

FedEx Driver Won’t Face Charges For Fatally Punching Man Who Called Him Racial Slurs

Timothy Warren, a FedEx driver in Oregon will not face charges in connection with the September death of a Portland man he fatally punched, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

There’s no indication Timothy Warren intended to kill Joseph Magnuson when Warren’s punch connected above Magnuson’s left eye on Sept. 26, Senior Deputy District Attorney Adam Gibbs wrote in a memo declining to prosecute Warren. A county medical examiner later determined Magnuson was in “extremely poor health” beforehand and that his fall to the ground aggravated pre-existing medical conditions and led to his death.

Gibbs also noted in the memo that Warren “was in his right” to challenge Joseph Magnuson.

Witnesses said Magnuson called Warren the n-word and “other aggressive and abusive phrases,” The Oregonian reported. Witnesses said Magnuson started the altercation by yelling at Warren “very aggressively” to slow down, the paper reported. When Warren tried to speak with Magnuson after stopping the vehicle, Magnuson called him racial slurs and threw a drink at the FedEx employee.Witnesses said Magnuson also hurled a bag of food at Warren before he threw a punch that missed.

Warren then hit Magnuson above his left eye, knocking him to the ground unconscious, the report said. Magnuson died a few days later.

“Oregon law contains no ‘duty to retreat’ and Mr. Warren was within his right to exit his vehicle and verbally challenge the manner in which Mr. Magnuson was addressing him,” the memo said. “Mr. Magnuson was the initial verbal aggressor; Mr. Warren responded in kind. Mr. Magnuson then escalated and became the initial physical aggressor; Mr. Warren again responded in kind.”

While Magnuson might still be alive if Warren had not stopped, Gibbs noted that “the decision by Mr. Warren, who is black, to not let the racist vitriol to which he was being subjected go unanswered is not of legal significance,” according to the paper.

Warren waited at the scene and cooperated with police, the paper reported.

Teacher Suspended After Letting Student Wear KKK Costume For Class Project

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) – The Poplar Bluff School District is investigating after a student dressed in a KKK costume as part of a study group presentation on Friday, November 9. The School District has said it had suspended a teacher who oversaw a Friday “study group presentation” in the classroom that involved a student dressing up as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

The district acknowledged that students in a 9th-grade history class were divided into study groups and instructed to make presentations focused on amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

One group was assigned the 15th Amendment – “ensuring the rights of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States on account of race or color. As part of the presentation, students discussed the adverse historical actions of certain organizations that actively engaged in the suppression of voter rights.”

One of the students  assigned to that group dressed as a KKK member.

Several viewers reached out to Heartland News questioning the reason for the costume after the picture surfaced on the internet.

 

Superintendent Scott Dill said the groups were in costume, representing different historical facets of the assigned amendments.

Dill, visited the classroom along with Bishop Ron Webb of Poplar Bluff’s Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church.

Webb has been active in the Bridge the Gap movement. Following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which prompted national outrage, Bridge the Gap has sought to foster racial reconciliation and better ties between law enforcement and communities.

A district communications official said the superintendent and the pastor read a letter of apology from the suspended teacher, discussed why the teacher was not present in class and talked about what took place Friday.

 

Dill, visited the classroom along with Bishop Ron Webb of Poplar Bluff’s Mt. Calvary Powerhouse Church.

Webb has been active in the Bridge the Gap movement. Following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which prompted national outrage, Bridge the Gap has sought to foster racial reconciliation and better ties between law enforcement and communities.

A district communications official said the superintendent and the pastor read a letter of apology from the suspended teacher, discussed why the teacher was not present in class and talked about what took place Friday.

 

Minnesota Teen Leaves Deer Carcass on Somali Men’s Cars

Somali and Muslim leaders expressed deep concern Saturday after a white man and his teenage son dumped bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men in the Minnesota city of St. Cloud, and they don’t believe the explanation the suspects gave to police.

The victims discovered the carcasses on the hood of their cars just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after working out inside the YMCA. Police viewed surveillance video and found a 14-year-old St. Cloud boy leaving the dead deer on the cars while his 62-year-old father looked on.

The two suspects, who have not been named, had gone inside the YMCA for about half an hour before returning to their truck. The boy then pulled out and discarded the carcasses on the cars, which were next to their truck, as his father watched, police said. The father and son told police that they needed to get rid of the carcasses and decided to dump them there.

In a news release Friday, assistant police chief Jeff Oxton said investigators used surveillance video to track down the pair.

“In a taped statement the suspects indicated that they needed to get rid of the carcasses and dumped them at that location in that manner,” Oxton said. “It is not believed that the suspects knew either of the victims.”

Oxton said police would forward the case to the city attorney for possible charges. In Minnesota, city attorneys generally prosecute misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors, but not felonies.

One of the victims and two community leaders scoffed at the suspects’ claims that they merely needed to get rid of the carcasses, pointing out that they had plenty of options for disposing of them properly or could have just dumped them in the woods.

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We didn’t focus so hard on any particular story or topic to make it the core of the show. So we’re titling this one as a good introductory episode to our program in general.

Toy Company Creates “Build the Wall” Lego Set For Christmas

Conservative toy company keepandbear.com has created the ultimate xenophobic toy just in time for the holidays. The company has produced Lego knock-offs — emblazoned with 45’s “Build the Wall” mantra — for $29.95. The sets are available for pre-order now from the home of “the best selection of Trump gifts anywhere!” Shipping starts Nov. 23.

The site’s promotional language explains the motivation behind the blocks:

“A mob of 10,000 Central American migrants is marching through Mexico and heading toward El Paso, Texas. Mexican border agents attempted to stop them at the Mexican border, but to no avail.

We understand why they want to flee Honduras and live and work in America. After all, we are the greatest nation on earth.

In the interest of national security, however, we cannot allow just anyone and everyone to cross our borders. While there are good people attempting to enter our nation, there are also gangs, criminals, and terrorists. Everyone who wants to enter our country must enter legally for the safety of all.

The wall must be built. The wall will keep America safe and strong. Only then will we be able to help those in need.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new line of toys: MAGA building blocks! This toy makes a great Christmas gift for your kids and grandkids!

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KeepAndBear.com launched in the summer of 2016 as a marketing tool for “Keep And Bear: The Movie,” a documentary that theorizes “gun ownership is more than a Constitutional right.”

The e-tailer, a division of Georgia-based Romulus Marketing, now peddles hundreds of “conservative resources,” including T-shirts (“printed in America on an American-made printer by a Veteran!”), bumper stickers, flags, Bibles, DVDs, books, toys and “patriotic novelty items. All items support and celebrate God and Country.”

Black Parents Are Not Actually Having “THE TALK” With Black Children Broadly.

Hey gang.
The title of this one came from a riff from one of the two stories getting hit up today.

There is a George Zimmerman update and a new story about an attempted Racist murder that only got the murderer 4 years.

Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought Directions

 

George Zimmerman to enter no contest plea in stalking case