The Insider — According to reports, two police officers in Connecticut resigned earlier this month after they were accused of drinking in their patrol cars and not responding to service calls while on duty.
CBS New York reported the two were suspended last year after they were discovered together at a hotel instead of working and drinking in a school parking lot.
According to CT Insider citing their arrest warrant, the duo was found by their supervisor on the night of October 9, 2020, and cops said they “were not in a condition to respond to calls for service.”
The warrant said that during their investigation, authorities also found broken beer bottles at the school that was linked to both officers.
Damn! Imagine getting pulled over and the police officer is completely trashed. Smh. Bad business.
CBS NEWS — Polls suggest some employees are content to be back at their desks, Black workers told CBS MoneyWatch that being in a predominantly White workplaces often exacts an emotional toll. Working from home offers a measure of inner peace and even helps them do their jobs better.
Such sentiments are common among people of color, including in corporate America. For decades, Black and Hispanic employees have reported feeling marginalized at work and being relegated to lower-paying roles even when their credentials qualify them for a higher-level position.
Black women, in particular, say a typical workday often requires looking past microaggressions from co-workers, ignoring flippant comments about their natural hairstyles or suppressing emotions lest they be labeled an “angry black woman.”
As a black woman and mid level professional in the Construction industry, I can attest that everything this article is stating is facts.
I started working from home approximately 2 years before Covid and I really can’t imagine ever going back into an office environment. The convenience & flexibility are definitely beneficial, but for me the privacy aspect is the main gain.
My staunch work ethic always allowed me to rise pretty fast within the ranks of the corporate world but ‘fitting in’ with various company cultures is something that I had a hard time adjusting to. I started my career very young, skipping college and hoping the workforce. I did eventually go back to college 10 years post high school, so I didn’t have tolerance for the workplace shenanigans. I made sure I kept things social but I wasn’t there to meet friends or group chat. I just wanted to bury my head in my computer and get to work.
Working from home allows me the luxury of not having to physically see or entertain people daily. Working with people over the computer or phone is a piece of cake. Honestly I feel I am far more productive and I even find myself willingly working longer hours — to the benefit of the company.
What about you? Are you a professional who would rather work from home than going back into the office? Or would you rather go into the office environment daily or intermittently? Why or why not?
Lord today. Smh. I know it’s got to be extremely difficult dealing with the unruly side of today’s youth but damn! Buddy might want to find a new profession. Perhaps the WWE? A strip club bouncer?
Now had this been his own child I couldn’t have much of an opinion about him yolking the kid up but the fact that he lost his cool at school and he’s the Assistant Principal is what makes this story such an eye catching headline. Like dude, you can’t say what you’re thinking, especially to other people’s kids and in the world of cell phones you definitely can’t put hands on them. Apparently, he resigned. He’s lucky he didn’t go to jail.
Parents what would you do if this happened to your child at school?
The Daily Beast — An assistant principal in North Carolina who pulled a student to the ground has resigned but vowed to face off against the school district. “I am not afraid of people hearing the entire story of what recently transpired in the classroom at Knox,” Christopher McNeil, a former assistant principal at Knox Middle School in Salisbury, said in a statement.
McNeil resigned on Oct. 12 after a social media video showed him confronting a student who was cracking his knuckles. McNeil then hurled profane remarks at the child, telling him that if he continued, “I will beat the s— out of you … I’m going to wait for you to get up, and when you hit me, I’m going to lose my job, and they’re going to call the police.” McNeil then pulled the child to the ground, repeatedly calling him “crazy,” and had the child taken out of the classroom.
In a statement about McNeil’s departure, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said: “The safety of all students and staff are the highest priority of Rowan-Salisbury Schools.”
Hip Hop Wired — According to The Huffington Post, Jay-Z has once again partnered with The Innocence Project.
This time their focus is on the Midwest. According to the announcement Team Roc, the criminal justice division of Roc Nation, has helped raise over one million dollars for the non-for-profit organization.
Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project, called the effort “a huge investment”. As per the press release the funds will ultimately strengthen their ability to look at these cases which is going to shine a light on what the group needs to do to provide a just criminal legal system in Wyandotte County.
Back in September Team Roc filed a lawsuit against the police department in Kansas City. “The KCKPD is entrusted by the public to help maintain peace in the community. Yet, for years, it appears that officers have abused their power and engaged in wrongdoing,” the filing read. “To the extent that the KCKPD did not take any steps to remediate these issues, the public should have a right to know so they can organize and take appropriate steps to effect change.”
You can learn more about The Innocence Project here.