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October 1, 2021

London police tell women to run from lone police officers if they are concerned.

advice that would not go well for POC in America.

London's Metropolitan Police has issued advice to women approached by lone police officers in the wake of Sarah Everard's murder, including telling them to run "into a house," "wave down a bus" or call the police on 999 if they do not believe the officer is "who they say they are" after questioning them.

Prosecutors said Everard was walking to her London home on March 3 when serving police officer Wayne Couzens used his police identification and handcuffs to deceive her into getting in his car under the pretense that she had violated Covid-19 rules. He raped her and strangled her with his police belt later that evening.

Couzens was sentenced Thursday to a whole-life prison term, which is very rare in the United Kingdom and reserved for exceptionally serious crimes. It means the defendant is never considered for parole.
October 1, 2021

2 old rightwing yale donors want prestigious program taught "the way Henry Kissinger would"

Leader of Prestigious Yale Program Resigns, Citing Donor Pressure
The historian Beverly Gage, who has run the Grand Strategy course since 2017, says the university failed to stand up for academic freedom amid inappropriate efforts to influence the curriculum.


The donors, both prominent and deep-pocketed, are Nicholas F. Brady, a former U.S. Treasury secretary under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and Charles B. Johnson, a mutual fund billionaire and leading Republican donor who in 2013 made a $250 million donation to Yale — the largest gift in its history.


But she said the tone abruptly changed last November, a week after the presidential election, when Bryan Garsten, a Yale political scientist who teaches in the program, published an opinion article called “How to Protect America From the Next Donald Trump.”

The next day, Professor Gage received an email from Mr. Hill saying Mr. Brady had called “to grouse” about the article, “complaining that there was no grand strategy in it.” According to the email, which was viewed by The Times, Mr. Brady also said that “this is not what Charlie Johnson and I signed up for.” (Mr. Hill died last March, at 84.)

In a phone call with Professor Gage that day, Mr. Brady reiterated his view and began asking about the syllabus and practitioners. “It was strange, because none of that had changed much in the past three years,” she said.

Representatives for Mr. Brady, 91, and Mr. Johnson, 88, said they were unavailable for comment.

In another phone call, on Nov. 13, Professor Gage said, Mr. Brady lamented that the program isn’t “what it was.” When she pressed for specifics, he said she wasn’t teaching Grand Strategy “the way Henry Kissinger would.”

“I said, ‘That’s absolutely right. I am not teaching Grand Strategy the way Henry Kissinger would,’” she said.

October 1, 2021

What happened to Marco Rubio, Time mag's 'Republican Savior' of 2013?

When Time magazine's Feb.18, 2013 cover featured then-41-year-old Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the declarative headline read: "The Republican Savior: How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP."

When Time magazine's Feb.18, 2013 cover featured then-41-year-old Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the declarative headline read: "The Republican Savior: How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP."


Fast forward eight years to last week's Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, in which Rubio's "new voice" and "Republican Savior" monikers have not aged well. At age 50, he languishes at the bottom of his party's 2024 presidential prospects list - supported by just 3 percent of Republican voters.

So, what happened to Marco Rubio, the GOP's "new leader for the next generation"?


As we head into the 2022 election cycle, Rubio has carved out a lane of national and Senate respectability. But the early momentum from his 2013 glory days is lost because the Republican Party and Tea Party wing that first elected him in 2010 has radically changed. Rubio belongs to the Trumplican Party now but is not considered a true MAGA-hat-wearing believer.

Politically speaking, the two-term senator is smothered by Gov. DeSantis, who is smothered by former President Trump. Loyalty to Trump is the only standard that seems to matter. And Trumplicans, especially those in Florida, know the difference between true believers and those who pretend because they have no choice.


October 1, 2021

"If I were Black, I'd be picking cotton. But I'm white, so I'm picking you for [school dance]."


Kansas student was asked to homecoming with a blatantly racist sign. It wasn't the first time the phrase was used to score a date to a high school dance.

"I felt it was important to share that we are working to thoroughly investigate the situation and contact all parties involved, including student guardians," Olathe South Principal Dale Longenecker wrote in a statement, citing a report by local news station KSHB. "At Olathe South and in the Olathe Public Schools, we are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for ALL our students."

"The type of behavior displayed in the social media post does not meet the expectations of our core values. Any behavior like this will be immediately addressed in accordance with our Student Code of Conduct," Longenecker continued.

St. James Academy, a Catholic school where the other student attends, also condemned the incident and launched an investigation, saying in a statement that "racism in any form is an assault on human dignity."

Rhonda Windholz, the mother of the teenage girl in the viral photo, defended her daughter after she received backlash and death threats in response to the proposal sign.

"Caught up in the excitement of being asked to her first-ever homecoming, our daughter held the sign that was given to her," Windholz told KSHB. "It was only after actually comprehending the situation, that she realized what was happening. She blatantly said no!! By then, it was too late."

"One Caucasian and one African-American boy were involved. It was the African-American boy who actually made the sign, already marked up and took the picture," Windholz added. "This by no means makes it right but should shed some light on the situation."

September 30, 2021

Man Released From Jail Breaks Off GPS Monitor, Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Police Say

A Florida man who was under house arrest has been accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend after snapping off his GPS ankle monitor and going to her home.

Dorvilus then fled the trailer park, sparking a manhunt that lasted several hours until he was apprehended in Lauderhill.

He was booked into a Miami-Dade jail and charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary. Under Florida law on murder cases, Dorvilus will be held in jail until his trial.

The 29-year-old was already facing several domestic violence charges, after allegations that he beat Etienne on two separate occasions and pointed a gun at her.

A police report obtained by the Herald said Dorvilus had been arrested on June 1 after an argument between the couple. He was later fitted with a GPS ankle monitor and ordered to stay in his home until his trial.

During the June argument, Dorvilus had reportedly pointed his 9mm gun at Etienne after she said she wanted to end their six-year relationship.

According to police, he said: "If you try and leave me, I will shoot you dead."


September 30, 2021

In a California Desert, Sheriff's Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. Black Teens Bear the Brunt.

But Gardner felt obligated to speak up during the meeting, which had been called by school district administrators. Some of his Black students had complained that they were treated differently than white kids caught doing the same things, like fighting, disrupting class or smoking cigarettes. He’d been concerned for a long time about the culture on campus, fearing it encouraged staff to turn Black students over to law enforcement. But Gardner knew he needed more than just a hunch and secondhand accounts, he said.


He came prepared for the online meeting with the findings from the federal reports. “I went in, boom, and blew the whole thing up,” he said. But as he stared at the deputies through his screen, he felt intimidated, he said, and his voice shook. When Gardner finished, he said he was met with blank stares. “These people look[ed] at me like I was an alien from outer space,” he said.

We analyzed and mapped thousands of contacts between deputies and civilians that took place during the 2019 calendar year, the most recent year not disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis focused on Lancaster, one of two major cities in the region, finding clusters of stops on public school campuses. In the vast majority of those contacts, deputies cited “reasonable suspicion of criminal activity” as the reason for the stops.

Our analysis found that during that time, six public high schools accounted for about 300 of the city’s 4,000 stops — or roughly 7 percent. When we compared the race of teens stopped with the demographics of those schools, the disparity was clear. Black teenagers accounted for 60 percent of the deputy contacts on campuses but made up only about 20 percent of the enrollment in those schools.


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