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Omarosa, Catholics, And Explosive Misogyny

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Becky Wants Your Vote

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/100644002-132.html

Florida candidate apologizes amid fake-diploma controversy, says she will stay in race

Brendan FarringtonAssociated Press
 

A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature apologized Monday for saying she had a college degree that she didn’t complete, but said she will stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.”

Melissa Howard last week posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma after being accused of lying about her degree. The Ohio university later sent reporters a statement saying she attended the school, but never graduated and the diploma Howard posted has inaccuracies.

Howard posted an apology on her campaign Facebook page and admitted she didn’t graduate from the school.

“I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree. What I did was wrong and set a bad example for someone seeking public service. I am staying in the race and intend to win and lead by example from now on,” she said.

Even if she dropped out, it’s too late to get her name off the ballot ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. Vote by mail ballots were sent out a month ago. The seat represents portions of Manatee and Sarasota counties, where about 20,000 Republican votes have already been cast.

While some have taken to social media to say Howard should drop out, local party officials say the matter should be left to voters.

“We should just let nature take its course. Let the voters decided if they want her to win the primary,” said Manatee County Republican committeewoman Peggy Simone.

In her statement, Howard said, “It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone.” It didn’t say what her intent was.

Her primary opponent, Tommy Gregory, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

New books for young readers encourage socialist values

“Good children’s fiction cultivates empathy, imagination, social conscience, and historical awareness. Some of the best children’s novels written during the early twentieth century also raise class consciousness—Natalie Savage Carson’s The Family Under the Bridge, for example; socialist E. Nesbit’s Railway Children, Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses, and the original Mary Poppins books, which are wonderfully critical of capitalism and give magical superpowers to a nanny and her working-class friends.

While the politics of these older books hold up well, it’s hard to miss how very white the characters are. Fortunately, a new wave of multicultural, politically attuned children’s fiction is now hitting the shelves. Thanks in part to a movement called “We Need Diverse Books,” many new novels for middle graders and young adults include more people of color, gay and lesbian characters, ethnic and religious minorities, and the differently abled.”

 

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#GoodCop Desmond Logan Is Another Taxpayer Funded, Armed Rapist

A Chattanooga police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct was previously accused of raping a woman while on the job in 2015, according to another police officer and an alleged victim.

Their statements contradict information provided by police Chief David Roddy, who stated during a June 16 news conference that “there have been [no complaints] relative to this type of investigation” against the officer. The alleged victim, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Matt Lea and an internal affairs file confirm the subject of the current investigation is Officer Desmond Logan.

Roddy said in June that the officer, who was assigned to the Neighborhood Policing Bureau, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Another alleged victim, a current police officer and a separate source assert the officer has been accused of raping at least one additional woman while on duty and that department leadership knew about that allegation. The claim dates back to 2015 when a local woman said she informed the department Logan raped her in an empty parking lot late one night.

Her allegations would turn up last month in a file she said was shown to her by investigators looking into the June 13 incident.

A police officer, who spoke under the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, said the most recent alleged assault was just one of at least two Logan committed while on duty.

“It echoed back to the last time when they didn’t act on this kid [Logan],” the officer said. “They knowingly allowed a predator to keep that uniform on.”

Two women told the Times Free Press they made allegations against Logan.

The police department on Friday canceled a scheduled interview with Roddy and declined to set one up the next day. The department did not respond to a request to interview Logan.

Department spokeswoman Elisa Myzal sent a statement, explaining the department’s internal affairs unit would finish conducting its investigation into the June incident after the criminal investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Details about the two alleged incidents are similar. Both women allegedly were picked up by Logan, told they were under arrest, taken to a parking lot and raped. The woman who said she was assaulted last month confirmed the incident through her attorney but didn’t want to provide additional details.

The Times Free Press does not identify alleged rape victims. The woman who claims she was raped by Logan in 2015 — shortly after he began actively working as an officer — is identified as Victim 1. The victim who brought forth allegations that resulted in the current investigations is identified as Victim 2.

Victim 1

Victim 1 has tried to forget the night of her alleged rape in 2015.

“I’m more cautious,” she said. “It’s had a toll, mentally.”

She was visiting a friend’s house near Rossville Boulevard late that night. She believes it was May, shortly before her birthday, but she knows it was either spring or early summer. She was in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops.

A police officer pulled alongside her after she left her friend’s house. He told her she was stumbling. That wasn’t true, she said. She hadn’t been drinking and wasn’t on drugs. She was going to a family member’s home for the night.

The officer changed his message. He told her there had been rapes in the area and he was looking out for her. Then, he became agitated. He told her she was being arrested and handcuffed her. She asked why and told him she had done nothing wrong. He placed her in the front seat of his car, she said, and drove.

She said the officer told her his name was “Officer Tate,” but his name tag said “Logan.” Years later, she found out from detectives his first name was Desmond. She became uneasy; she had been arrested before, but this arrest seemed different. She hadn’t done anything wrong, she said. But “Tate” kept telling her she was going to jail.

He eventually turned into a business parking lot on Rossville Boulevard. She thought he was going to remove the handcuffs and let her go. Instead, he pushed her into the back seat and raped her, she said.

The officer repeatedly told her not to tell anyone. He began talking about his children, telling her he had a family of his own, she said.

“He acted like nothing had happened,” she said.

He dropped her off at her brother’s, again telling her not to tell anyone, she said. She promised she wouldn’t.

She rushed inside, crying and shaking, and told her brother what happened. She wrote down everything she could remember before calling police, she said.

She explained what happened and was told to go to a hospital. The hospital sent her to the Partnership Rape Crisis Center, where she told her story and was tested for signs of rape. She also turned over her written account of what happened that night to the rape crisis center, where she was told it would help with an investigation into the officer, she said.

Seeking Answers

A portion of an Open Records Act request filed in June seeking the rape test’s results has not been responded to. Logan’s personnel file and internal affairs file have no mention of Victim 1 or any previous sexual assault complaints before Victim 2, the woman who reported the June 13 incident. The personnel file has little more than hiring paperwork.

Logan’s internal affairs file contains one sheet of paper. The top lists personal information: name, employee number, badge number and hiring date along with his department, division and sector. Below, reads “Incidents.”

The file lists several general allegations made by Victim 2 for the alleged sexual assault last month. The investigation into that incident remains ongoing.

A Knock on the Door

Little has officially happened in the three years since Victim 1 said she was raped. There is no record of an official investigation in Logan’s files.

She said she is trying to deal the best she can with what she said happened that night.

“I’ve tried to forget,” she said.

Three weeks ago, everything changed. Chattanooga Police Department internal affairs investigators came to her house, she said. They told her they had been looking into another case and came across her file. Two detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office also stopped by. With them, they had a file with her allegations — the sheet of paper she had written on the night of the alleged rape.

Two agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation also came. The FBI did not confirm nor deny an investigation into Logan.

“Longstanding Department of Justice policy prohibits the FBI from confirming or denying the existence of any investigation,” bureau spokesman Jason Pack wrote in an email.

However, the detectives left businesses cards, which Victim 1 showed the Times Free Press.

Moving Forward

Chad Phillips, the attorney representing Victim 2 for Sutherland & Belk, PLC, confirmed the law firm is gathering information for a legal case.

Chattanooga Police Department representatives have said over the last month they take sexual assault allegations seriously. Roddy echoed that sentiment during the June 16 news conference.

“When a community member comes forward and states an officer has not upheld his or her oath, failed to serve and protect or violated their trust, that officer will be questioned,” Roddy said. “His or her actions will be investigated, and if found true, that officer will be held accountable.”

#GoodCop sentenced in Greenwood Lake child rape case

GOSHEN – Retired New York City Police officer Nicholas McAteer of Greenwood Lake was sentenced in Orange County Court on Friday to 18 years in state prison following his guilty plea to two counts of first-degree rape.

Nicholas McAteer, 46, previously pled guilty in his 2007 and 2011 rapes of two teenage girls.         

At the time of his guilty plea, McAteer admitted to forcibly raping the girls including one in 2007 when she was 18 and the other, in 2011, when she was 15.

The judgment against McAteer satisfies an 82-count indictment, involving a series of sexual offenses he committed against the girls over a number of years.

Judge William DeProspo also sentenced McAteer a period of post-release supervision.

“Sex offenses are among the most despicable acts that people can commit against others, and can often have profound adverse impacts on victims, especially young victims,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “In my office, we have made it a priority to treat sex offenses involving child victims very seriously, and will see appropriate, and significant, sentences for those crimes.”

Hoovler said Friday’ sentence against McAteer “will, hopefully, bring some measure of justice and closure to the young people that this defendant victimized, and to their families.”

Russia Hacked Kamala Harris’ Web Page And Bernie Is Like All Racist N’ Stuff

The first rule of police fight club is that you should totally get caught doing police fight club. 

…of course. 

Hey Gang. 
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

 

 

Are We Surprised That Charlamagne Is A Rapist?

 

So we’ll have to dig into this. 
Of course I, William got the news nice and late so had to completely rework show prep and then prep the new show prep. 

How will we cover this. 
We mention and riff on rape culture fairly often for nearly 700 episodes. 
So with this, I think we should cover how it’s being covered. 

That’s the deal. 

Of course, the short version will be free and then the episode will continue behind the paywall. 

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Michael Selyem Suggests Live Rounds Of Civility Be Discharged Into Maxine Waters

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“Mother nature doesn’t discriminate,” President of Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association Thomas Burrell said. “It doesn’t rain on white farms but not black farms. Insects don’t [only] attack black farmers’ land…why is it then that white farmers are buying Stine seed and their yield is 60, 70, 80, and 100 bushels of soybeans and black farmers who are using the exact same equipment with the exact same land, all of a sudden, your seeds are coming up 5, 6, and 7 bushels?”
 

 

 
 
 
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The “Unmasking Antifa Act,” introduced last month by Rep. Dan Donovan of New York, would impose harsh penalties on anyone who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person” while wearing a mask or disguise. The legislation, which could send people to prison for up to 15 years, mirrors controversial state laws originally designed at cracking down on the Ku Klux Klan. But unlike those state laws, Donovan’s bill is a direct shot at leftist protesters. And it might be unconstitutional, experts say.

 

 
 
 
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Michael Selyem, who leads the Hardcore Gang Unit at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, is the subject of an internal investigation, according to a statement from District Attorney Mike Ramos, after reportedly targeting Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former first lady Michelle Obama, immigrants and Mexicans in comments on his social media accounts.
 

 

 
 
 
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The Ithaca Journal reported Wednesday that Reed campaign manager Nicholas Weinstein confronted the activist, Gary McCaslin, at his house after using the tracker to determine the sign’s location.
 

 

 
 
 
 
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The neighbor’s wife filmed the moment Morris came charging after his neighbor with the farm equipment. That video is what ultimately led police to place him in handcuffs, according to arrest documents.

 

 
 
 
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Stevens’s explanation, however, didn’t keep him out of jail on a DUI charge following a June 27 incident in Vero Beach, an arrest affidavit states.

Indian River County sheriff’s officials went to a McDonald’s in the 700 block of South U.S. 1 in Vero Beach for a possible disturbance.

 

 
 
An owner of the escape room — a locked room full of puzzles and clues that participants must solve in order to escape — told the news station Wardlaw did so much damage to the business that he couldn’t escape after breaking in.