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  1. #16786

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    Its interesting how the same story is resented in two different ways. When the local ABC news station reported on this they left out the part about Kerik and the Giuliani link.
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  2. #16787

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    In late 2010, Lawrence Ray moved in with his daughter and her roommates at Sarah Lawrence College when he needed a place to crash after his recent release from prison.
    Now, I realize that this isn't necessarily the most important part of the story. But I'm very hung up on this part. Sarah Lawrence has long been a great college, but WTH is going on there that they allowed a 50-year-old man to stay in their on-campus dorms for any length of time whatsoever? Even if not against policy based on age, almost any school that I know of has guest policies that limit the amount of time he could stay there to like 3 days, maybe 7 if they have a very liberal policy. For instance, my undergrad and grad school, one private and one public, have the same 3 consecutive day overnight guest policy. I believe my sister's undergrad and grad, again one public and one private, were 3 consecutive days and 5 consecutive days respectively.

    Every story I've seen states this without further comment and I keep looking for something, anything, to be said about how it is that Sarah Lawrence let that part happen. To say that a 50-year old man would stand out like a sore thumb in the residential hall of small liberal arts college is an understatement. Heck, just a man is going to stand out there, it's like 75% women.

  3. #16788

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    Mark Pitcavage @egavactip

    Utah man killed, two men arrested. One of the suspects, I have deduced through examining subtle and nuanced clues, is a white supremacist.



    North Ogden man killed by group that had assaulted his brother, police say
    Men arrested in connection to shooting death

    By Ashley Imlay@ashley_imlay Feb 9, 2020, 1:50pm MST
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  4. #16789

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    And to think I repeatedly posted AGAINST the death penalty in that thread.
    (No, I don't believe in the death penalty now. But these last stories really makes you feel like it could be a solution).
    Missing winter...

  5. #16790

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Mark Pitcavage @egavactip

    Utah man killed, two men arrested. One of the suspects, I have deduced through examining subtle and nuanced clues, is a white supremacist.



    North Ogden man killed by group that had assaulted his brother, police say
    Men arrested in connection to shooting death

    By Ashley Imlay@ashley_imlay Feb 9, 2020, 1:50pm MST
    I will say I love this man's (Mark) sense of humor and sense of adroit wit regarding a sad story
    Last edited by Jeff in TX; 02-15-2020 at 10:42 AM. Reason: additional comment
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    Re: National, Regional and Local News

    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    Now, I realize that this isn't necessarily the most important part of the story. But I'm very hung up on this part. Sarah Lawrence has long been a great college, but WTH is going on there that they allowed a 50-year-old man to stay in their on-campus dorms for any length of time whatsoever? Even if not against policy based on age, almost any school that I know of has guest policies that limit the amount of time he could stay there to like 3 days, maybe 7 if they have a very liberal policy. For instance, my undergrad and grad school, one private and one public, have the same 3 consecutive day overnight guest policy. I believe my sister's undergrad and grad, again one public and one private, were 3 consecutive days and 5 consecutive days respectively.

    Every story I've seen states this without further comment and I keep looking for something, anything, to be said about how it is that Sarah Lawrence let that part happen. To say that a 50-year old man would stand out like a sore thumb in the residential hall of small liberal arts college is an understatement. Heck, just a man is going to stand out there, it's like 75% women.


    18 years ago, my high school friend decided not to apply to Sarah Lawrence after she and her mom went on a visit and were shocked there were random people who were not students living (squatting basically) in people's dorms, and it seemed like no big deal to anyone. Looks like it never bothered the school.


  7. #16792

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    18 years ago, my high school friend decided not to apply to Sarah Lawrence after she and her mom went on a visit and were shocked there were random people who were not students living (squatting basically) in people's dorms, and it seemed like no big deal to anyone. Looks like it never bothered the school.
    WHAT!? I have never heard of a college doing anything remotely like that. How bizarre.

  8. #16793

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    18 years ago, my high school friend decided not to apply to Sarah Lawrence after she and her mom went on a visit and were shocked there were random people who were not students living (squatting basically) in people's dorms, and it seemed like no big deal to anyone. Looks like it never bothered the school.
    This is so wild. Taking the boho vibe entirely too far. It makes sense that it is more common place because how in the world does this happen otherwise where no one was bothered by the 50 year old man in the dorms for entirely too long. But still WOW! Exactly what do their RAs do to earn their free room and board? Doesn't sound like much.

  9. #16794

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    California lawmakers expected to approve apology for WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps

    By Marc Cota-Robles
    Updated 9 minutes ago

    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- A formal apology could be coming this week as the United States marks a dark chapter in history when Japanese-American men, women and children were sent to internment camps 78 years ago.

    Lawmakers in Sacramento will vote Feb. 19 on the formal apology. It was on that date in 1942 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

    Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of Torrance introduced the resolution known as HR 77.

    If approved, it would formally apologize for California's role in the mass incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Unlike a 1988 apology by the federal government, HR 77 will not include any financial compensation.

    "I want California to lead by example by acknowledging our past mistakes," Muratsuchi told Eyewitness News.

    Muratsuchi was born in Japan and described California as being ground zero for much of the nation's anti-Japanese prejudice even before WWII. Now, he sees similar injustices happening in the United States, which prompted him to spearhead the introduction of this new resolution.

    "We see history repeating itself with children and families being held in cages and being torn apart. We see it with Muslim Americans being targeted as national security threats." said Muratsuchi.

    Pasadena City Councilman Gene Masuda's family lived through the experience as American citizens held at California's Manzanar and Tule Lake internment camps.

    "We have to be vigilant that this doesn't happen again," Masuda said.

    Masuda said that even upon his parents' release, the racism and barriers persisted.

    HR 77 is expected to be approved Thursday with Gov. Gavin Newsom's endorsement.

    Masuda has mixed feelings, telling Eyewitness News the state Legislature's apology will come too late for most of his relatives who lived through the period of racial injustice.

    "This is the right thing to do... but my parents and my grandparents' generation, they are not here any longer, so they don't get to appreciate this apology."

    https://abc7.com/politics/ca-lawmake...camps/5944111/
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  10. #16795

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    Slate Money is all about housing this week.

    https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aH...EegQIChAE&ep=6
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    House passes historic anti-lynching bill after Congress’s century of failure

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    Felicia Sonmez
    Feb. 26, 2020 at 3:48 p.m. EST

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years since the first such measure was introduced in Congress.

    H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was approved on a bipartisan 410-to-4 vote. Only a handful of lawmakers — Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Ted Yoho (Fla.), and independent Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) — voted against the measure.

    Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), who sponsored the legislation, said during Wednesday’s floor debate that the bill will “send a strong message that violence, and race-based violence in particular, has no place in American society.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also took to the floor to salute Rush for spearheading the bill and to urge members to support it.

    “We cannot deny that racism, bigotry and hate still exist in America,” she said, citing the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, among other recent incidents.

    The measure’s passage comes after lawmakers tried, and failed, to pass anti-lynching bills nearly 200 times.

    The earliest such attempt came in 1900, when Rep. George Henry White (R-N.C.), then the country’s only black member of Congress, stood on the floor of the House and read the text of his unprecedented measure, which would have prosecuted lynchings at the federal level. The bill later died in committee.

    Years later, Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer (R-Mo.) introduced an anti-lynching measure that passed the House but was filibustered in the Senate by Southern Democrats, many of whom opposed it in the name of “states’ rights.”

    In 2005, the Senate approved a resolution apologizing for its failure to enact anti-lynching legislation. At the time, then-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) pointed to the horrific impact of the chamber’s decades of inaction, declaring that “there may be no other injustice in American history for which the Senate so uniquely bears responsibility.”

    At least 4,742 people, mostly African Americans, were reported lynched in the United States from 1882 to 1968 in all but four states, the text of Rush’s legislation notes. Ninety-nine percent of perpetrators escaped state or local punishment, it adds.

    “The crime of lynching succeeded slavery as the ultimate expression of racism in the United States following Reconstruction,” the measure states.

    A separate version of the measure, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, passed the Senate last year. It was introduced by the chamber’s three black senators: Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

    In his House floor remarks Wednesday, Rush said that he was “pleased that the language we are voting on today has already been approved by the Senate, and I am exceptionally hopeful that it will face no further obstacles on its path to the president’s desk.”

    There are minor differences between the two measures, and House Democrats are optimistic that the Senate will approve the House-passed version and send it to President Trump’s desk.

    In a statement last week, Rush emphasized that the recent rise in attacks targeting people of color underscores the need for his legislation.

    “From Charlottesville to El Paso, we are still being confronted with the same violent racism and hatred that took the life of Emmett and so many others,” Rush said. “The passage of this bill will send a strong and clear message to the nation that we will not tolerate this bigotry.”

    Till was brutally beaten and lynched in a small town in Mississippi in 1955 after he allegedly whistled at a white woman at a grocery store. He was 14 years old at the time.

    Two men were charged with murdering Till but were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury. The men later confessed to the crime. Till’s accuser, Carolyn Donham, acknowledged in 2017 that Till did not make sexual advances toward her, contradicting her earlier testimony.

    Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), whose congressional district includes the area where Till’s abduction and murder took place, at one point choked up during his floor remarks Wednesday in support of the bill.

    “It’s kind of emotional for me, because I knew this young man’s mother before she died,” Thompson said, referring to Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who died in 2003 and whose insistence on an open casket for her son’s funeral helped spark the civil rights movement.

    Thompson described Till Mobley as a “very wonderful lady” who suffered a tragedy at the hands of “some dastardly individuals.”

    “But more importantly, we are a better country than what that deed dictates,” Thompson said.

    Mike DeBonis, Meagan Flynn and DeNeen L. Brown contributed to this report.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...036_story.html
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  12. #16797

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    Keith Boykin @keithboykin

    This is one of the reasons so many black voters left the Republican Party in the 1920s and 1930s. After 60 years of blacks voting for Republicans from 1870 to 1930, the Republican Party had failed to pass any anti-lynching legislation.
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  13. #16798

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    Josh Wingrove @josh_wingrove

    The White House press pool is being called for an unscheduled event in the West Wing, per @JenniferJJacobs. Looks like Trump wants to talk after markets got hammered again today.

    The White House says Trump will discuss his "success in empowering members of the African-American community" in a meeting shortly in the West Wing. (There's a reception later tonight.)

    Trump often turns these kinds of things into impromptu press conferences. So, we'll see.
    We're still waiting.

    Trump is here with many guests including Candace Owens and Diamond and Silk.



    Trump is having the entire table introduce themselves.

    Two guests have called him the best president since Lincoln.

    The scene.



    Another guest just put on a MAGA hat.

    There is now, suffice it to say, ample discussion among attendees about their frustration about when Trump is called a racist; the attendees do not believe that is accurate.

    Diamond, of Diamond and Silk, says Trump is making history.

    "Thank you so much. Thank you, first of all, for making Diamond and Silk famous," she says. She calls Trump a champion.
    "You couldn't have been sitting at this table under the Obama administration," Diamond, aka Lynette Hardaway, says here at this West Wing event.

    "This would not have happened under the Obama administration," Silk later adds, thanking Trump for inviting them.
    Trump is now speaking.

    He's talking about HBCUs and also how he first encountered Diamond and Silk.

    (No questions from press so far.)
    Trump notes he's going to South Carolina tomorrow.

    "Some people say I'm trolling the Democrats, and maybe I am," he says.
    Trump is now touting his response on the Coronavirus, namely restricting flights from China four weeks ago.

    "We have done an incredible job, because we closed early," Trump says.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...104681473.html

    At one point during a lengthy pool spray shortly ago in the Cabinet Room, Trump got irritated when a (visibly pregnant) reporter from NBC,
    @HallieJackson, slipped quietly out of the room.

    He said NBC is worse than CNN, and that he made lots of money for NBC with The Apprentice.

    He re-upped the attack again soon after, saying it was "pretty pathetic" that the NBC reporter had slipped out of the room.

    (I don't know why she left. But reporters had been standing for nearly 90 minutes, either outside the room or in it.)

    Lots of reasons why a TV reporter would slip out quietly. For a hit, for instance. Anyhow, he publicly complained.
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    Diamond & Silk have really put one over on Trump and his supporters.

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