Judge Sentences Attorney To 5 Days In Jail For Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin
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Attorney Andrea Burton is free on appeal, but should she lose the appeal, she’ll have to spend the five days in jail. I suppose the takeaway from this is that you can be an activist or a lawyer, but you can’t really be both at once in the courtroom.

Source: WKBN (Youngstown, Ohio)

An attorney was removed from court and taken into custody after a judge declared her in contempt for refusing to take off a Black Lives Matter pin.

Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich said Attorney Andrea Burton was in contempt of court for refusing to remove the pin in his courtroom as instructed. Burton was sentenced to five days in jail, but she has been released on a stay while an appeal is underway.

Burton will stay out of jail during the appeals process as long as she obeys Milich’s order not to wear items that make a political statement in court. If she loses her appeal, she will have to serve the five days in jail.

Milich said his opinions have nothing to do with his decision.

“A judge doesn’t support either side,” he said. “A judge is objective and tries to make sure everyone has an opportunity to have a fair hearing, and it was a situation where it was just in violation of the law,” he said.

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thatwandercat  asked:

In the web radio show, Welcome to Night Vale, Night Vale has the peer-mentor program Teach A Spider To Read, where people become peer counselors to troubled spiders. Is Peter is a mentor or receive the of the program? Does he goes there to let some troubles off his chest or does he teach his brethren to read?

He reads. He definitely, definitely is the reader/mentor
Pat McCrory Calls NBA All Star Game Move 'P.C. BS'
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North Carolina’s ridiculous governor blamed the “the sports and entertainment elite” and “liberal media” for losing the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, a move that’ll lose the city of Charlotte upwards of $100 million and the state itself much more in lost prestige.

Sean Gentille of The Sporting News gets it.

On Friday, a day after blaming “the sports and entertainment elite” and “the liberal media” for the decision rather than himself, McCrory went on Charlotte’s WFAE and got even dumber. Now, it’s “total P.C. BS,” he says (via the Charlotte Observer), as if only the politically correct bogeymen can gin up enough outrage to make this matter. “P.C.” is a beyond loaded term, but at its worst, it’s bigoted shorthand, designed to take actual concern for equality and minimize it.

Think racist cops should stop shooting unarmed black men for no reason? P.C. Think trans people shouldn’t have to use McDonald’s bathroom in abject fear? P.C. It’s pathetic, and it’s stupid, and it, of course, is the crutch McCrory is using today, in between criticizing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for calling the law “embarrassing.”

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Life-Sized "Non Non Biyori Repeat" Renge Figure To Be Presented - Cost Almost Enough To Put Her Through College

From rural comedy Non Non Biyori Repeat comes a life-sized Renge Miyauchi FIGUREX. It doesn’t play the recorder or whistle for tanuki, but it does stand 125cm tall. Bifuru (PMG), who did Pulchra's Attack on Titan and Love Live!, sculpts the figure, which will be presented pre-order at this weekend’s summer edition of twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival. It sells for a hefty 798,000yen (a bit over $7,500).

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via Yaraon

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 


Notice how it is always “Dean loves my favorite character more” and not “my favorite character loves Dean more” when the fans argue about Dean’s affections. The burden of proof always, always lies with Dean so he has to prove how much he loves character x  regardless of what it costs him to do so. And to give a hint, no matter what he does, what he sacrifices, it’s never deemed enough.
Sean Duffy: Donald Trump Speaks For White Men

Trump surrogates are either unabashed liars, or they’re complete simpletons who often tell unpleasant truths. In Wisconsin’s Sean Duffy they have both.

Source: Think Progress

During a CNN interview this morning, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) acknowledged the Trump phenomenon for what it is — identity politics for white men.

While opining about Trump’s RNC-closing speech, Duffy said, “There’s a viewpoint that says, ‘I can fight for minorities, and I can fight for women,’ and if you get that, you make up a vast majority of the voting block and you win. And white males have been left aside a little bit in the politics of who speaks to them.”

Duffy’s implication is that in Trump, white guys have finally found a candidate who speaks to their concerns.

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The Latest on the “Houston Flood Disaster 2K15″…

  • The death toll in Houston is at 2, raising the number of deaths in TX/OK to 8
  • Houston Schools canceled classes, HISD make up on Friday, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown gets a delay opening
  • People still stuck in the Toyota Center following the Rockets’ victory over the Warriors in Game 4
  • Transportation Services Closed. If you ride a METRO bus, sorry. 
  • Freeways in Houston shut down due to flooded roads
  • Thought the rain is over, lol, more is coming in.
On Fox & Friends: Phil Robertson Jokes About Men Marrying 15 Year Old Girls - Friends Laugh Uproariously!
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You’d think that after the dearly departed (from Fox News) Roger Ailes was accused of sexual harassment, the network would be a little wary of guests, like Duck Dynasty “patriarch” Phil Robertson, who have a decidedly kinky worldview. But Robertson is Christian so, as we saw on yesterday’s Fox & Friends, it’s all good…..

While the Christian right is constantly braying that immoral Jesus hating, gay loving liberals are responsible for the destruction of America, they seem to have no problem with Phil Robertson’s promotion of what could be considered pedophilia. It’s even more ironic, given Fox’s promotion of bogus sting videos which, as part of an effort to destroy Planned Parenthood, purported to show how easy it was for adult men to procure abortions for underage girls who are being sex trafficked.

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Former Waller County Jail Guard Admits Falsifying Sandra Bland Jail Records!
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Shocking new revelations have come out today in the death of Sandra Bland, a woman who was found dead in her jail cell in a Waller County cell in July 2015 under suspicious circumstances.

Raw Story reports that earlier today a lawyer representing Sandra Bland’s mother says that a former jail guard has admitted under oath that he falsified prison logs.

Specifically, the guard states that he never checked on her an hour before her suspicious death, even though he wrote that he had in prison logs.

Cannon Lambert, the attorney representing Sandra Bland’s mother, states:

“The jailer told him in the deposition he noted in the jail log he observed Bland in her cell at 8:01 a.m., less than an hour before she was found strangled by a noose made from a plastic trash bag. In fact, jailers never checked on Bland or about a dozen other inmates that hour.”

If this jailer lied on the log, what else were they covering up, I mean *lying* about? Could one of the staff (or more) have contributed to Sandra’s death? How did she get a plastic bag in her cell if she was in jail clothes and had gone through a body search upon arrival? How did she get access to this item?

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