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If the white woman in the MI parking lot had shot and killed the black woman she aimed her gun at,

would the people defending her because both women "were in the wrong" still think she should not be charged with a crime?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 08:29 PM (21 replies)

Would Trump and his followers be more responsive to COVID if whites were the hardest hit group?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 05:57 PM (20 replies)

CNN: For these Black Americans, a trip to the bank ended in a racial slur and a 911 call

A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers

Paul McCowns walked into an Ohio bank clutching his first paycheck from a new job at an electric company. But instead of cashing the check worth about $1,000, the teller called 911.

As he walked out of the Huntington Bank branch in Brooklyn empty-handed, an officer waiting outside handcuffed him and put him in the back of a police cruiser.
For many African Americans, what happened to McCowns in December 2018 is a common experience. Banking while Black is another entry in an ever growing list of people calling the police on African Americans doing everyday things.
Watson had a personal checking account at the bank, and was at a branch near Tampa to open a business account for his law firm in April last year. While the banker was searching through corporate records, Watson told CNN, he discovered that he owned a record label business and started asking questions.

"It's almost like they didn't believe I had a business," he said

The teller brought in a branch manager who started going through Watson's information on his computer. Then the manager suddenly called him a N***er.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:20 PM (4 replies)

"She's got the gun on me": Video shows white woman pulling pistol on black mother, daughter in MI

This is exhausting.
First, the white woman bumped into Takelia Hill’s teen daughter. Then, she seemed to try to hit the black Michigan mother with her minivan.

And just moments later, Hill found herself in a suburban Detroit parking lot, staring into the muzzle of a pistol, as the woman aimed her weapon at Hill and yelled to move back.

“You f------ jumped behind my car, “Back the f--- up!”
For some viewers, the scene may offer a particularly tedious sense of deja vu ... Hill said the dangerous confrontation, which took place on the edge between the communities of Orion Township and Auburn Hills, left her and her three daughters traumatized.

Social media posts from someone identifying as a relative say police arrested the white woman, confiscated her guns and then let her go. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post, which could not confirm the woman’s identity.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:08 AM (103 replies)

Trump judge smacks Trump down on immigration

Judge overturns Trump border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country

Under the rule, the U.S. could refuse to consider a request for asylum from anyone who failed to apply for it after leaving home but before reaching the U.S.

A federal court Tuesday night upheld a challenge to the Trump administration's asylum restrictions, specifically a 2019 rule that requires seekers to ask for asylum closer to home.

U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of immigrant nonprofits and asylum-seekers who argued that the rule known as the "third-country asylum rule," which was jointly published by the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security, violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Kelly, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Donald Trump in 2017, agreed that in adopting the policy, the administration did not abide by the federal Administrative Procedure Act, or APA, which requires that Americans be given enough time and opportunity to weigh in on such rule changes.

The Immigration and Nationality Act, the judge argued, generally allows anyone who has made it to U.S. soil to apply for asylum, with some exceptions, including for those with criminal records.

"There are many circumstances in which courts appropriately defer to the national security judgments of the Executive," Kelly wrote. "But determining the scope of an APA exception is not one of them."

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:36 AM (4 replies)
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