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Then I stand corrected. He didn't cross state lines with the gun.


He still had the gun illegally.

In the end, it'll be up to the court to decide if he is guilty or not. My point originally was that he had a 2 million dollar bail and guess who paid to get him out?! Right Wing Trump supporters who are also helping fund his defence.

So again, crying "Oh the Dems are getting BLM people out!" when he's gotten the same is hypocrisy on your part.



I'm... sorry, did you just ask an obviously stupid question?

1) the shooting itself wasn't racist. Whether self defence or a murder, we don't know that yet.

2) just because he didn't shoot any black/brown/asian/purple people doesn't mean he's NOT a little racist shit. Hanging out with Proud Boys, being their little "Buddy" and flashing White Supremecy symbols (if you believe it's the A-OK sign you will believe anything) DOES however heavily push him to be racist.

Ergo, 3) he can be BOTH.

Yep. The courts will decide. But it appears to me to be such an obvious case of self defense that the prosecution of this guy is ridiculous.

As for the minor gun laws, which, btw, are unconstitutional, (IMHO) I couldn't care less. Thank God Rittenhouse had a weapon, or he would have been seriously injured or worse.

BTW, do you know why he was attacked? He got a fire extinquisher and put out a dumpster fire lit by the protestors. They took exception to that.

Oh, and you're accusation of "racist" is simply typical lefty BS. It makes you look ridiculous. Rittenhouse did NOTHING to indicate he was racist. Nothing.

Oh, and the last leader of the Proud Boys? A BLACK Cuban. Some bunch of white supremacists. The Proud Boys might be a lot of things, (stupid, looking for trouble, mad-ass idiot Trump supporters) but obviously racist is not one of them.
 

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Then I stand corrected. He didn't cross state lines with the gun.


He still had the gun illegally.

In the end, it'll be up to the court to decide if he is guilty or not. My point originally was that he had a 2 million dollar bail and guess who paid to get him out?! Right Wing Trump supporters who are also helping fund his defence.

So again, crying "Oh the Dems are getting BLM people out!" when he's gotten the same is hypocrisy on your part.



I'm... sorry, did you just ask an obviously stupid question?

1) the shooting itself wasn't racist. Whether self defence or a murder, we don't know that yet.

2) just because he didn't shoot any black/brown/asian/purple people doesn't mean he's NOT a little racist shit. Hanging out with Proud Boys, being their little "Buddy" and flashing White Supremecy symbols (if you believe it's the A-OK sign you will believe anything) DOES however heavily push him to be racist.

Ergo, 3) he can be BOTH.
So you are ASSUMING he's racist but have no proof one way or the other! Riiight - got 'cha. Makes complete sense.
 
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Oh, I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that Kyle Rittenhouse was giving the AOK sign and not a sigh of White Supremacy.


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Take your denial and shove it up your ignorant ass, Jinny.



Some Lefties; good thing I'm not a Lefty and therefore it doesn't matter.



Oh, oh! And the Right doesn't? Fuck off.



Again, the right doesn't?



Didn't say that.



Yes, it was illegal for him to have that gun.



Exactly; still a crime, still illegal.



Have I said that? Where? Because, WRONG AGAIN, I didn't. I haven't said anything other than their pasts have nothing to do with Rittenhouse shooting them, because they didn't A) know one another and B) prior knowledge has no bearing on this incident. If you want to discuss the people Rittenhouse shot, sure, we can. (hint, NOT going to go like you assume so far)

And are you FUCKING serious?! Rittenhouse's skin color had NOTHING to do with this. FFS...



Three white guys chasing a white kid with a gun, nah, not racist. Fucking STUPID and "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" sure... but NOT racist.



See above.

Comrade Serryah is at it again. Stop lying. You are a communist. God bless the right. LOL.
 

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'Candyman' review: Slasher update has a sharper social edge
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Candyman,” the 1992 slasher movie starring Tony Todd as a vengeful specter in a floor-length fur-lined coat, with a hook for a left hand and a devoted swarm of killer bees, was an urban-legend horror film that was ahead of its time but also, just maybe, a little too much of its time. Todd’s scowling ripper started off as an enslaved person’s son, Daniel Robitaille, who in the late 1800s was a successful artist. But then he had a relationship (and fathered a child) with a wealthy white ingenue whose portrait he’d been commissioned to paint. Her father hired a lynch mob to go after him. The mob tore off his hand and covered him in honey, and a swarm of bees stung him to death. Candyman is the violent ghost he became.

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That’s a potentially incendiary premise, but in 1992, amid a swarm of boilerplate sequels featuring Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Jason Voorhees, each of whom came with his own sadomasochistic backstory, “Candyman,” directed by the English filmmaker Bernard Rose (and adapted from a Clive Barker short story), adhered a little too closely to the stylized tropes of the slasher film. The fact that Candyman would be summoned if you said his name five times played as the kind of storybook megaplex device (“One two, Freddy’s coming for you…”) designed to prime the audience for shock cuts. The movie worked, but like too many slasher films of the time it was more sensational than haunting.

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But now “Candyman” has been remade, by the director Nia DaCosta (I’m pleased to report that Tony Todd is back — he looks a little bit older, and a lot more venerable in his grin of unspeakable pain), and what she has done is to make The new “Candyman” references the plot of the original as a sinister fanfare of shadow puppets, as if to say, “That was mythology. This is reality.” It’s less a “slasher film” than a drama with a slasher in the middle of it.

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It stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the actor who just about seared a hole in the screen as Bobby Seale in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and Abdul-Mateen gives as searching a performance as you’re likely to see in a movie that’s a voluptuous pageant of fear and gore. He plays Anthony McCoy, an aspiring artist who grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing projects of Chicago, which is where much of the original “Candyman” took place. He hasn’t just heard the legend; he was taken by Candyman as a child. And now, as he prepares a new set of work for a group show that’s being organized by his girlfriend, Brianna (Teyonah Parris), who works for Clive (Brian King), a hipster gallery owner who’s the person in the movie you most want to see die in a fancy way (the film does not disappoint), Anthony looks to the Candyman as an inspiration to leave esthetic safety behind and create a work that’s daring enough to be true.

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The art-world setting allows DaCosta, who co-wrote the film with Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele (who is one of the producers), to offer a deft satire of gentrification, with the Cabrini-Green projects paved over — and the knowledge of American economic apartheid they represent buried right along with them. At the gallery show, Anthony’s featured piece is a mirrored installation that, if you look closely enough, contains images of horror from the past; but if you don’t look closely, you’ll just see yourself. (That’s a great metaphor for liberal myopia.) The name of the piece is “Say My Name,” and that’s a disquieting joke — because, of course, it’s a Candyman reference that plays off the rhetorical fire of our own time, in a way that suggests that confronting racial demons isn’t as simple as “acknowledging” the crimes against Black people that have happened on a daily basis. The movie says: You can acknowledge the injustice — but what happens to the rage? “Candyman” presents the return of the repressed for an era that wants to pretend it’s no longer repressing things.

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One reason this “Candyman” never feels like a formula slasher film, even during the murders, is that DaCosta stages them with a spurting operatic dread that evokes the grandiloquent sadism of mid-period De Palma. When four young women prepsters stand before the school bathroom mirror and say “Candyman” five times, it’s as if they’re acting out what they think is their privilege; their deaths come at us in a way that’s just oblique enough to get you to imagine the worst. And when a know-it-all art critic (Rebecca Spence) receives her own ghastly comeuppance, DaCosta shoots it from an elegant distance that heightens the horror.

Mad slashers in movies are technically villains, and then, if they hang around long enough (i.e., for enough sequels), they turn into ironic franchise heroes; they’re the icons you want to see. But the whole premise of “Candyman” is that Candyman, from the start, is a supremely un-mad slasher. He’s a walking historical corrective, throwing the violence of white America back in its face. It’s Anthony, the film’s hero, who turns into its most haunting figure. He gets stung by a bee, creating a wound on his hand that starts to grow and rot, spreading over his body, until by the end he’s become a shattering image of what racial violence looks like when it begins to eat you up from the inside. In “Candyman,” there’s plenty of horror, but none of it is as disturbing as the true-life horror that can make people feel like they’re ghosts of the past.
 

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'I CAN'T BREATHE': LAPD body cam footage of Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes' arrest released
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The Los Angeles Police Department released body cam footage from the July arrest of New Orleans Pelicans centre Jaxson Hayes that shows an officer kneeling on his neck as Hayes says, “I can’t breathe.”

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The video also shows an officer using a stun gun on Hayes’ chest as other officers held him down and attempted to subdue him.

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The LAPD, which bars the practice of blocking a person’s airway while trying to detain someone, said the incident is being reviewed. The department also directs officers to aim for the forearm, thigh or calf when directly stunning a target whenever possible.

Before his arrest, Hayes, 21, was arguing with the officers as they tried to enter his Woodland Hills house.

The LAPD had been summoned via 911 by a cousin of Hayes’ girlfriend, who told a dispatcher the couple was arguing and that Hayes had become “loud and violent.” The cousin also told the dispatcher that Hayes was an NBA player and that there were no weapons in the house.

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Hayes and another man, whom he identified as his cousin, met with police outside the house.

“We were just having a little argument. She was throwing some stuff at me,” Hayes told the responding officers.

But when they told Hayes to stay outside while they talked to his girlfriend inside the house, Hayes objected and insisted the police needed a warrant to go inside.

The officers told Hayes he was wrong and continued toward the house, with Hayes arguing along the way.

When the police neared the door, they attempted to detain Hayes, who appeared to shove one officer into a wall before he was wrestled to the ground.

Hayes was arrested for suspicion of resisting arrest, but prosecutors have yet to file any charges against him related to the incident on July 28. The woman who was at the house at the time has “declined to cooperate,” according to the LAPD.

Hayes averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 60 games (three starts) last season. He was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 draft.
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Colorado police officers, paramedics charged in 2019 death of Black man
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DENVER — Three Colorado police officers and two paramedics have been criminally charged in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died in 2019 after he was subdued and injected with a sedative, the state attorney general said on Wednesday.

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A state grand jury handed up a 32-count indictment, Attorney General Phil Weiser said at a news conference. All five defendants are charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.


McClain, 23, was walking home from a convenience store when he was confronted by police in the Denver suburb of Aurora on reports he was acting suspiciously, although he was not suspected of a crime.

Police placed McClain in a carotid neck hold and was later injected by paramedics with ketamine, a powerful sedative. He went into cardiac arrest and died days later at a hospital.

The case drew national attention after George Floyd, a Black man, died in May 2020 when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. That case, which resulted in a murder conviction and a 22 1/2-year sentence for Derek Chauvin, galvanized a protest movement against the unjust deaths of Black people at the hands of law enforcement.

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“Nothing will bring back my son, but I am thankful that his killers will finally be held accountable,” McClain’s father, LaWayne Mosley, said in a statement after the indictments were announced.

“We recognize that this case will be difficult to prosecute,” Weiser said at the news conference.


The police officers charged are Nathan Woodyard and Randy Roedema, who are both still on the force, and Jason Rosenblatt, who was fired after he responded “Haha” to photos taken by uninvolved officers mocking the death of McClain.

The two paramedics under indictment are Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec, who also face assault charges for the drug injection.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Aurora Police Association called the indictments a “hysterical overreaction” and noted that the initial investigation cleared the officers of wrongdoing.

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“Sadly, Mr. McClain died due to a combination of exertion due to his decision to violently resist arrest and a pre-existing heart condition,” the statement said. “There is no evidence that APD officers caused his death.”

The city said the four defendants it still employed were suspended immediately and indefinitely without pay.


Initial internal investigations determined that the officers and paramedics had not violated policy and the local district attorney declined to file criminal charges, citing an autopsy that listed the cause of death as undetermined.

Weiser took over the case after Governor Jared Polis appointed him as a special prosecutor last year, and in January announced that a state grand jury was convened to review the case.

An independent panel hired by Aurora’s City Council found that police officers who stopped McClain had no apparent reason to suspect a crime was being committed and that a subsequent internal police investigation of the incident was flawed.

The family has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Aurora, the police department and paramedics.
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They were "treating" him for "excited delirium," a syndrome that is not recognized by the American Medical Association, the World Health Organisation, or the American Psychiatric Association, and is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

But ya gotta admit, it calmed him right down!
 
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It would be interesting to know the time lapse between the carotid hold(presumably unconscious) and the injection of Ketamine. I can see him being somewhat agitated waking up from an attack like that.
 

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Virginia can remove statue of Civil War General Lee, state's highest court rules
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The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that the state can take down a towering statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a centerpiece of protests against racial injustice, from its capital city of Richmond.

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Ruling in two cases, the court said Governor Ralph Northam could remove the statue because restrictions in deeds from 1887 and 1890 that transferred the statue to Virginia no longer reflected the state’s values, and were therefore unenforceable.


“Today it is clear, the largest Confederate monument in the South is coming down,” Northam, a Democrat, said in a statement.

“When we honour leaders who fought to preserve a system that enslaved human beings, we are honoring a lost cause that has burdened Virginia for too many years,” Northam added.

The 21-foot (6.4-metre) bronze statue located on Monument Avenue in the Confederacy’s former capital depicts Lee in military attire atop his horse, and sits on a 40-foot (12.2m) pedestal.

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Northam announced plans to remove the statue in June 2020, 10 days after a Minneapolis policeman killed George Floyd, who was Black, sparking nationwide protests.

The removal was challenged by nearby residents who said they had a property right to enforce the deeds, and that an 1889 legislative resolution required leaving the statue alone.

It was also challenged by a descendant of the family that transferred the statue, who described what the court called his “familial pride” in the statue.

But the court said restrictive covenants in the deeds were “unenforceable as contrary to public policy and for being unreasonable because their effect is to compel government speech, by forcing the Commonwealth to express, in perpetuity, a message with which it now disagrees.”

Patrick McSweeney, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, declined immediate comment.


Northam said removing the 12-ton statue would be a multi-day process, and would not begin this week.

Richmond and other U.S. cities have removed various Confederate monuments since Floyd’s death. Protesters have taken down other monuments.

The U.S. Civil War ended in 1865. Lee died in 1870.
 
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Virginia removes statue of confederate commander Robert E. Lee
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A statue of Confederate commander Robert E. Lee was removed from its base in Richmond, Virginia’s capital, early on Wednesday after a yearlong legal battle over a monument that has been the focus of protests over racial injustice.

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As onlookers watched, crews secured the 21-foot (6.4-metre) bronze statue of the U.S. Civil War leader to a crane that hoisted it off its 40-foot (12.2-metre) granite pedestal and placed it on the ground.


Since 1890, the towering memorial has stood at its location on Monument Avenue in Richmond, the former capital of the pro-slavery Confederacy, a group of Southern states that fought against Union forces in the 1861-65 Civil War.

The Robert E. Lee statue is one of the largest still standing in the United States. Memorials that honor leaders of the Confederate side have become targets of protests against racism. Defenders of the statues say they are tributes to the bravery of those who fought to defend the South.

Officials have said workers will move the statue of Lee, dressed in military attire and mounted on top of a horse, to a secure, state-owned storage site until a decision on its future is finalized.

The hoisting of the statue was captured on the Twitter feed of Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, who announced plans to remove it in June 2020, 10 days after a white Minneapolis policeman killed George Floyd, who was Black, sparking nationwide protests.

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During the last six years, more than 300 symbols of the Confederacy and white supremacy have been taken down, while some 2,000 still stand, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Streets around the statue were closed on Tuesday evening as crews prepared a viewing area for the public to watch the statue’s removal.


On Thursday, workers will remove plaques from the monument’s base and replace a time capsule believed to be at the site with a new one. The base will remain in place as the community reimagines Monument Avenue.

Last Thursday, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in two cases that Northam could remove the statue. In summer 2020, the removal was challenged by nearby residents and a descendant of the family that transferred ownership of the statue to the state.
 

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FACEBOOK SORRY FOR LABELLING BLACK MEN AS PRIMATES

Blame it on artificial intelligence for making an offensive suggestion.

That’s why Facebook is feeling the heat after some of its users who viewed a newspaper video featuring Black men were asked if they wanted to “keep seeing videos about primates” upon finishing the footage, BBC reported.

Facebook has apologized for what the company described as a “clearly an unacceptable error” from its AI recommendation system. After the apology, Facebook said it disabled the AI system while an investigation was launched.

BBC News reported this isn’t the first time concerns of racism were raised in artificial intelligence.

Six years ago, Black people were labelled as “gorillas” in pictures featured in Google’s Photos app. The company later apologized and vowed to fix the error.

This past May, social media platform Twitter admitted there was racial bias in the way its “saliency algorithm” cropped images for preview.
 

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Philadelphia to pay $2 million to Black woman beaten by police in front of toddler
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Rickia Young, a mother who was assaulted by Philadelphia police in front of her toddler, speaks out after city of Philadelphia offered her a settlement of $2 million.
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The city of Philadelphia has offered to pay a $2-million settlement to a Black mother after she was beaten in front of her two-year-old son, then separated from him.

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Rickia Young was driving home with her son in the early morning hours of Oct. 27, 2020, when they found themselves in the middle of a large crowd protesting the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. hours earlier, according to Young’s attorneys at a news conference on Tuesday.


Young had just picked up her teenage nephew in West Philadelphia and made a U-turn to avoid the protest when two dozen police officers surrounded her car.

“Suddenly and without warning, a pack of Philadelphia police officers wearing riot gear and wielding batons descended on the car, smashing multiple windows of the vehicle,” recounted one of Young’s lawyers, Riley Ross.

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“The officers then violently yanked Ms. Young and her nephew from the vehicle and physically beat her, and him, in the street, causing significant injuries.”

A bloodied and bruised Young was handcuffed and separated from both her son and nephew for several hours.

Two days after the incident, a photo of Young’s son being held by a female cop was posted on Facebook by the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police labor union in the country, reported NBC News.

“This child was lost during the violent riots in Philadelphia, wandering around barefoot in an area that was experiencing complete lawlessness,” the organization wrote in the since-deleted post.

“The only thing this Philadelphia Police Officer cared about in that moment was protecting this child. We are not your enemy, we are the thin blue line and we are the only thing standing between order and anarchy.”

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An officer and sergeant have been fired from the department, while more than a dozen officers are awaiting disciplinary action.

Young has since sued the police union over the misleading Facebook post, reported NBC.

“For them to portray me as this type of mom who wouldn’t know or care where her child was while chaos was happening all around is very hurtful,” she said during the news conference.

“All to promote a political message of fear of Black people and civil protesters.”

She added: “Our physical injuries may heal but the pain of seeing those images of my son in the arms of an officer and that horrible caption written to describe that picture may never heal.”