Race Relations

‘Go Back To Africa’ Comment Leads To Racist Judge’s Resignation

(TIML NEWS) How many times were you taught that the judicial system was supposed to be fair? How many times have you heard that explicit bias happens between prosecutors and judges? Even though the system is supposed to be fair to all persons, no matter their race, color, creed, nationality, or sexual orientation, the truth of the matter is that people in the judicial system come with their biases and preconceived notions. What’s even more troubling is that misplaced as well as misguided beliefs are used in rendering decisions that impact lives, families, and communities forever.

Case in point – a judge in the state of Florida has resigned after he was investigated into saying that ‘black Americans go back to Africa.’ That’s right; you read it correctly. A judge who has the responsibility of imposing innocence or guilt on an individual had the gall to say that Blacks should go back to Africa.

The judge in questioned in Mark Hulsey III. According to a report in Bossip, “Hulsey, 66, was already the focus of a probe by the Judicial Qualifications Commission for having allegedly called a female staff attorney a “bitch” and a “c—” and for saying blacks should “get back on a ship and go back to Africa.” In addition to this, he was alleged to have degraded and demean female lawyers saying they were like ‘cheerleaders who talk during the national anthem.’

Wow! Sound off in the comments!

White Supremacists Enter Houston’s 3rd Ward Carrying Confederate Flags

Armed right-wingers stood on the grounds of the N.A.A.C.P. headquarters to sing the praises of cops who kill unarmed Black people and decry activists who speak out against police abuse.

Read the entire story here: White Supremacists Enter Houston’s 3rd Ward Carrying Confederate Flags & Racist Slogans — United States Hypocrisy

Minnesota Schoolbus Driver Leaves 20 Kids Roadside After Calling Them Them Niggers

Originally posted on Bossip:

According to WDAY reports, a Minnesota bus driver is being investigated by Moorhead schools after allegedly leaving a bus full of middle school students by the side of the road after forcing them off the vehicle. The students say he also used racial slurs against them.

One of the students, Horizon Middle Schooler Deshanna Dotson says around 4:15 Tuesday, the driver left her and 20 or so classmates at the 2500 block of 12th Avenue South, telling them to walk home.

“He said, you guys can get off my bus and walk home. I’m not driving you guys home,” said Deshanna Dotson, student. “He called us the ‘N word” when we got off the bus,” said Dotson.
“It was kind of in a scary area, too.”

“He dropped them off in the industrial park. It’s not a safe area, there’s no sidewalks to walk on,” said Stacy Olson, Deshanna’s mother. “If you can’t control yourself for the little time you do drive the bus, then you shouldn’t be working there,” said Olson.

“At no point, even if the children were bad, should they have been called any racist name,” said Olson.

Moorhead Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash says the school was notified around 4:30 p.m.

“We did find that there were students that were misbehaving on the bus. I think the bus driver just kind of got fed up,” Kovash said, adding that the driver wasn’t an employee with Moorhead Schools.

“It was with one of our contracted companies,” said Kovash.

Olson said the bus company called her to apologize but she has yet to hear anything from the school. Meanwhile officials have already filed reports into the matter but say there will be further investigation. Kovash says the bus driver will no longer be driving for Moorhead Schools.

Good riddance.

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“Chili’s” Army Vet Moves Out Of His House Over Death Threats

According to BOSSIP:

The story of Army veteran Ernest Walker has been emblematic of the way many vets in this country have been disrespected, especially soldiers of color.

After suffering public humiliation at the hands of a shady Chili’s customer and a d-bag manager, Walker has now been twice victimized by death threats after his story went BIG online.

According to the DallasNews, Walker has had to leave the comfort of his own home after news reports revealed his contact info and address:

After a news report aired, Walker received phone calls from restricted numbers saying “I know where you live” and threats on Facebook, Merritt said. Walker is filing a report with the Ovilla Police Department, Merritt said.

The veteran is still involved in conversations with the restaurant and its parent company, Brinker International, to address the incident, Merritt said. Walker would like Chili’s to help with a campaign to feed veterans, the attorney said.

“We haven’t made a specific monetary demand, and we would like to go beyond a purely financial or fiduciary settlement,” Merritt said.

Damn shame.

SURVEY: Cops More Likely To Search Blacks & Latinos During Traffic Stops

A recent report by San Diego State University found that San Diego police officers were more likely to search African-American and Hispanic drivers, despite the fact that they were less likely to be found carrying contraband than white drivers.

The study looked at 260,000 traffic stops in 2014 and 2015.  It also found that blacks, Hispanics and Pacific Islander drivers were also subjected to more field interviews than white drivers.

The study found that race and ethnicity were not major factors in who police pulled over, but they were important factors in who they decided to search, the station reported.

The SDSU report also included 10 major recommendations that included: acknowledging that racial and ethnic disparities exist and make combating those disparities a priority; enhancing police training surrounding racial and ethnic disparities; making traffic stops more transparent; increase community engagement and strengthening accountability and oversight of data collection and management.

The study, released earlier this month, came at a time when relations between law enforcement and minority communities have been strained across the country.

Late last week the city issued an official response to the report questioning a slight difference in total traffic stops during the period in question; a disparity in report figures related to traffic stops of Hispanics during daytime and nighttime hours; questions about the report’s context for missing data and unexplained changes in monthly traffic stop volumes, and other items in the report.

On Wednesday night, San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman released a statement, which read, “I am proud of our department personnel who come to work each day with the desire to make a positive difference. We enjoy a tremendous partnership with our community and that is why we are one of the safest big cities in the United States.

“We want every citizen to feel safe in their community, feel valued in their opinion, and feel listened to by their police Department. We will used these recommendations to strengthen, enhance and foster new relationships with our community we so proudly serve.”

Truthfully and unfortunately, these surveys are more validating than informative. Clearly racial profiling has and will always exist in these U.S. streets, its the Amerikkkan way!

Read the full SDSU Traffic Stops report