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Black Bus Driver Arrested For Threatening To ‘Shoot Up’ School To Help Trump’

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Trump supporters are just as unhinged and insane as the man that they follow, and the saddest part is that a small number of his supporters are black. One of his melanated supporters decided it made sense to threaten to shoot up a school in an effort to help out her boy #45.

As reported by ABC News, school bus driver Lashauna Hooker Beachum, 32, of Charlotte, North Carolina was arrested earlier this week after she threatened to “shoot up” a local middle school in an effort to help Trump with tackling immigrants and immigration. Beachum reportedly made the numerous threats via social media.

Via ABC News:

Lashauna Hooker Beachum was taken into custody after the Union County Sheriff’s Office received complaints from numerous residents that she posted the social media threat against Porter Ridge Middle School in Charlotte less than three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school.

“The safety of our kids and schools is one of our highest priorities. Any comment, rumor or social media post mentioning violence on school property is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey said in a statement.  Beachum allegedly posted threat on Facebook around 2 a.m. Friday, using a fake name, Tony Underwood, spokesman for Union County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News. The threat was removed, but was re-posted several hours later, he said.

In the Facebook post, the writer made expletive-laced references to three people and disparaging remarks aimed at “immigrants” in the Suburban Estates neighborhood of Charlotte, where Porter Ridge Middle School is located, sheriff’s officials said. “I’m sick of this school, these … teachers and immigrants of Suburban Estates trying to take over the school,” reads one of the post, obtained by ABC affiliate station WSOC-TV before it was taken down. Apparently referring to President Donald Trump’s attempts to overhaul the immigration system, including banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries, the poster went on to write: “You all won’t be satisfied until trump sends all you … back out of here. i’m going to shoot up the school to help him out.”

After a quick investigation, detectives in the case were able to trace the threatening Facebook messages to Beachum’s residence and quickly determined that she posted it. She was arrested earlier this week and was recently released on $20,000 bail.

Beachum was recently hired a school bus driver on January 3, 2018 and was reportedly in good standing at the time of the incident.

(Source: ABC News)

 

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Petition wants NFL to remove Mike Vick as honorary 2020 Pro Bowl captain

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is expected to be honored by the NFL as one of the four “legends captains” at the 2020 Pro Bowl.

Arguably one of the most talented former NFL players known for his speed and elusive style of play, he arrived to Philadelphia on a second chance after serving a federal prison sentence for dogfighting.

A Change.org petition is now circulating calling on the NFL to revoke the honor. Over 380,000 people have signed the petition. Other petitions have also surfaced online since the news spread.

The petition cites the cruel and inhumane killing of dogs that led to Vick’s conviction.

Fans are split.

Vick did do a lot of work with animal organizations after he served his time to redeem himself.

Some fans say that is not enough for them.

“Certain things you learn to forgive and forget, but to be a great person is to be all-inclusive and I don’t think that’s who he is. He had a lot of shortfalls,” said Rabbi Barry Blum.

“I am a Michael Vick fan and I do believe if you served your time and paid your dues you should get what you deserve. What he did off the field–he paid for, and what he did on the field he should be rewarded for,” said Eugene Stevens.

The Pro Bowl is set for January 26, 2020.

If you disagree with removal – Stand with Vick – 2020 Pro Bowl Captain – Sign Petition

The NFL has not commented on the petition.

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Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement Over Backlash to Her Kneeling During Anthem at Football Game

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According to local reports, Kennesaw State University senior Tommia Dean has reached a $145,000 settlement from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services more than a year after filing a suit alleging her First Amendment rights had been violated when she and four other football cheerleaders were said they were punished for kneeling during the national anthem in September 2017.

“I didn’t think it was right for minorities to have to walk around and be terrified every day, and to see a police officer and to not know how should I act, what should I do,” Dean explained in September 2018 about her motivation to kneel while speaking to hosts at “The View.”

Tommia Dean and her fellow cheerleaders sparked backlash when they began kneeling in protest during the national anthem at a September 2017 Kennesaw State University football game. (Photo: “The View” video screenshot)

Tommia Dean and her fellow cheerleaders sparked backlash when they began kneeling in protest during the national anthem at a September 2017 Kennesaw State University football game. (Photo: “The View” video screenshot)

At the following football game on Oct. 3, the entire cheerleading team was kept in the stadium tunnel until the end of the anthem.

In her suit, Dean alleged cheerleaders were always on the field during the singing of the anthem prior to the kneeling incident on Sept. 28.

Kennesaw State officials told local outlets 26 months ago the decision to keep the cheerleaders off the field during the national anthem was prompted by changes in how the university handles games and was unrelated to the protest.

The decision was made just days after cheerleaders took a knee on the field. Dean and the other cheerleaders, who became known as the Kennesaw Five, believe the decision was motivated by the university disagreeing with their choice to kneel, an act of protest that was emulating that of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

They were only let back on the sidelines after the University System of Georgia interfered, saying the students have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, which includes their right to peaceful protest.

The cheerleaders’ quiet protest of injustice and police brutality was met with backlash from Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart — both were named in Dean’s suit filed Sep. 5, 2018, a filing that included Kennesaw State President Sam Olens, deputy athletics director Matt Griffin, and senior associate athletics director Scott Whitlock as defendants.

Text messages from Warren, who publicly spoke out against the cheerleaders “disrespecting the flag,” and Ehrhart showed both demanding the now-former President Olens take action against the Kennesaw Five. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Dean’s settlement ends her case against four of the defendants. Warren was dropped from the suit by a court, a decision Dean’s attorneys say they will appeal.

Dean believes she and three of the other cheerleaders were not brought back to the team due to the kneeling protest. Of the Kennesaw Five, only Shlondra Young, who is the oldest of the group, was brought back the following year.

Keith Boykin interviews the Kennesaw Five (Video: Keith Boykin/Youtube)

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Community activist shot to death hours after speaking out at city council meeting

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PORT ALLEN – An outspoken member of the Port Allen community was found shot dead less than 24 hours after speaking out against violence at a city council meeting.

Police Chief Esdron Brown pleaded for the community to come forward with any information that could catch his killer.

“He was a good guy,” Brown said. “He talked to us all the time, just a good guy, was against violence. Me and him talked two or three days ago. He supported the police.”

Authorities say they first got a call in reference to a death on Avenue A in Port Allen around 8 a.m. Thursday. Both the Port Allen Police Department and West Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate.

The Port Allen police chief identified the victim as Larry Profit, a longtime activist in the community. Witnesses say Profit was seen at a city council meeting just last night, where he spoke out about violent crime in the area. Those who attended council meetings would routinely see him, and he was not afraid to stand up for causes whether they were popular in the community.

The shooting left people like Michelle Wilson in utter shock. Wilson was Profit’s goddaughter.

“He was a quiet guy…a good guy would give you the shirt off of his back,” Wilson said. “He was just a real great guy.”

No details about a potential suspect or motive have been made available at this time.

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