Category Archives: Apartheid

Sandra Bland recorded her own arrest. Watch her cellphone video from the 2015 traffic stop | wfaa.com

The family of Sandra Bland — who died in a Waller County jail cell — is calling for a re-opening of the criminal investigation into Bland’s arrest and death after seeing footage for the first time.

Source: Sandra Bland recorded her own arrest. Watch her cellphone video from the 2015 traffic stop | wfaa.com

HUD Proposes to Evict Citizens and Immigrants from Public Housing if They Have Undocumented Family Members : Immigration Impact

The new rule could affect as many as 32,000 people in mixed-status families who currently receive federal housing benefits. Those families would have to choose between eviction or breaking up the family. This puts at risk vulnerable Americans and immigrants who rely on these subsidies for their housing. HUD argues that these evictions will help reduce wait-lists for public housing, but many low-income housing advocates disagree. Very few, if any, apartments would open because many mixed-status families will opt to split up rather than lose their benefits completely. This is a mean-spirited attempt at addressing major issues with public housing, including long wait-lists and substandard housing conditions. In New York alone there are currently 209,180 people on line for public housing benefits, with an additional 148,000 on line for Section 8 housing. HUD’s proposed regulation has been sent to Congress for a 15 day review period before it is published for a 60 day public comment period.

Source: HUD Proposes to Evict Citizens and Immigrants from Public Housing if They Have Undocumented Family Members : Immigration Impact

Nielsen Warned ‘Don’t Tell Trump’ About Election Security: NYT

Don’t fall for it. Nielsen dutifully did her job for nearly a year and a half. She blamed parents for the death of their own kids in U.S. custody, through the family separations whose very existence she denied and then kept denying. She doesn’t need redemption; she needs a conscience, and all indications point to her still not having one.

Source: Nielsen Warned ‘Don’t Tell Trump’ About Election Security: NYT

How Trump treats white people like they are Black – Sam McKenzie Jr. – Medium

My partner and I went to hear Dr. Dyson speak about his latest book. And his line about Trump got a nice laugh and nods from the crowd. But Dr. Dyson’s words stunned me. The wheels of my mind are…

Source: How Trump treats white people like they are Black – Sam McKenzie Jr. – Medium

Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Other Democrats

A Florida man was arrested today after allegedly leaving threatening voice messages for Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and Senator Cory Booker. In a message to Tlaib, 49-year-old John Kless reportedly called the congresswoman a “Taliban bitch” and threatened to throw Omar off the Empire State Building. In his messsage to Booker, Kless repeatedly called him the n-word; to Swalwell, he promised he would be on his “death bed” along with other Democrats. Kless also took the time to voice support for President Trump. Shocker. [Miami New Times]

Source: Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Other Democrats

Wednesday Open Thread | NOW, They Want to LITERALLY Dump Asylum Seekers Like They Are Bags of Garbage😠😠😠 | 3CHICSPOLITICO

I will remind people that the United States of America is the country that CREATED THE ASYLUM RULES. WE DID. And, we got the REST OF THE WORLD TO AGREE TO THEM. This is about NON-White people. Period. We don’t see this kind of franticness with our NORTHERN Border.

Source: Wednesday Open Thread | NOW, They Want to LITERALLY Dump Asylum Seekers Like They Are Bags of Garbage😠😠😠 | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Steve Bannon ‘told Italy’s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy’ | World news | The Guardian

Bannon has steadily been building opposition to Francis through his Dignitatis Humanae Institute, based in a 13th-century mountaintop monastery not far from Rome. In January 2017, Bannon became a patron of the institute, whose honorary president is Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ultra-conservative who believes organised networks of homosexuals are spreading a “gay agenda” in the Vatican.

Source: Steve Bannon ‘told Italy’s populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy’ | World news | The Guardian

Trump Disappointed Military Can’t Get ‘Rough’ At Border

At a fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas, President Trump expressed disappointment that his troops-rough-up-asylum-seekers-at-the-border fanfiction has yet to become a reality. “Our military can’t act like a military would act,” said Trump. “Because if they got a little rough, everybody would go crazy.” Trump also used the roundtable to spread more lies about dangerous migrants and the effectiveness of his fantasy wall. [NY Times/NBC News]

Source: Trump Disappointed Military Can’t Get ‘Rough’ At Border