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Chris Cuomo Squares Up To Man Calling Him ‘Fredo’: ‘Like The N-Word For Us’

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CNN is standing by its primetime host Chris Cuomo after video emerged of him squaring up to a man who called him “Fredo,” an insult referring to the hapless Fredo Corleone character from “The Godfather” movie franchise.

“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” Cuomo, who is of Italian descent, responded to the man in the clip amplified Monday by a reporter for right-wing website The Daily Wire.

“Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion,” Cuomo continued.

“It’s like the ‘N-word’ for us,” Cuomo claimed.

Later in the video, Cuomo repeatedly cursed as he fired back at the man ― who claimed he believed Cuomo’s actual name was “Fredo.”

“You’re going to have a big fucking problem,” Cuomo said. “Don’t fucking insult me like that. You fucking called me Fredo. It’s like I call you punk bitch ― you like that?”

“What are you going to do about it?” the unidentified man later asked.

“I’ll fucking ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk,” Cuomo replied.

A spokesperson for CNN said it “completely” supported Cuomo following the incident.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup,” they told Mediaite.

The video divided opinion on Twitter, where it drew contrasting commentary from high-profile conservative figures, while other people debated the offensiveness (racial or otherwise) of the “Fredo” insult.

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who frequently uses his widely watched show to attack CNN and stump for President Donald Trump, tweeted that Cuomo has “zero to apologize for” and actually “deserves the apology” himself.

I say good for [Chris Cuomo],” Hannity wrote. “He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family.” 

The president’s son Donald Trump Jr., however, responded by reminding his followers that Republican strategist Ana Navarro once used the term on Cuomo’s show to describe Trump Jr. 

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Elementary school assignment asks students to ‘set your price for a slave’

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MEHLVILLE, MO — A class assignment landed a Missouri teacher on administrative leave and has the NAACP calling for a formal apology.

It happened at an elementary school in Mehlville, Missouri. Students in a fifth grade class were asked to do an assignment setting prices for different things and then reflect on topics such as a free market economy and wealth.

The students set prices for 12 different things: lumber, tar, wool, milk, etc. However, the last item the students were asked to set a price for was quite different than the first 11.

“You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers,” the question began. “You begin to get involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your product to trade is slaves. Set your price for a slave. These could be worth a lot.”

“The assignment was culturally insensitive,” principal Jeremy Booker said to KMOV in St. Louis. “The teacher has expressed significant remorse.”

Booker sent a letter to parents explaining the assignment and the steps being taken to rectify what happened and keep it from happening again.

“The school district is continuing to investigate this event,” Booker said. “I am working with district leadership to provide all Blades teachers and staff with professional development on cultural bias in the near future.”

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Meet the CEO of LAX Airport — Yes, a Black Woman

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Not a lot of people know that a Black woman, Deborah Flint, is the CEO of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which owns and operates LAX and Van Nuys Airports – two of the largest and busiest airports in the country. As CEO since 2015, Flint has made significant transformations to help enhance the experience of passengers who travel to and from Los Angeles, California. Read More Here

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Va. woman will serve no jail time for killing, dumping 6 puppies, but Michael Vick…

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An Augusta woman will serve no jail time for killing, dumping 6 puppies but Over 380,000 people have signed petition to get the NFL to remove Mike Vick as honorary 2020 Pro Bowl captain

According to NBC12 An Augusta County woman who admitted shooting and killing a litter of puppies and then dumping them over an embankment just before Christmas last year will serve no time in jail.

Betsy Hemp, of Middlebrook, was convicted of six misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty on Sept. 24. She also pleaded guilty to six charges of illegal dumping in connection with her disposal of the puppies’ bodies.

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She had originally faced felony charges of torture of an animal, causing death, but they were all reduced to misdemeanor animal cruelty charges when she was convicted.

On October 10, in Augusta County Circuit Court, Hemp faced sentencing.

During the hearing, her lawyer called John Anderson to testify. He spoke about all of the things Hemp does for his wife and himself, including cooking, running errands like getting groceries and prescriptions, and taking care of the lawn.

Hemp also testified. She said she was angry and frustrated that even though she tried to do the right thing, she wasn’t able to find a place for the animals. Hemp said she regretted killing the animals.

During the hearing, Hemp testified that she thought of the animals as working dogs, and her lawyer argued that meant she saw them differently than the companion animals she also raised.

Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tim Martin, who prosecuted the case, argued for Hemp to spend time in jail for her crimes. He said he found her actions disturbing.

The judge ultimately gave her a suspended sentence, pointing out Hemp’s testimony of seeing them as working dogs before doing so.

Hemp will be required to complete 500 hours (which comes out to 20 days and 20 hours) of community service and pay a $1,500 fine for the charges of illegal dumping (related to her dumping of the puppies’ bodies over an embankment on the side of Troxel Gap Road between Middlebrook and Craigsville).

She’ll also have to carry out 60 hours of litter abatement.

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