The Black Panther Party is calling some Metro officers “pathetic” for their stance on Beyoncé, writes ABC News.
According to localmemphis.com, “the president of Nashville’s Fraternal Order of Police is telling Metro officers not to volunteer to work Beyoncé’s May concert.”
February 19th was the first day officers could sign up to aid with extra security and traffic control for the show.
The president of the Fraternal Order of Police asked officers not to volunteer because of Beyoncé’s reference to the Black Panthers movement in her performance.
However, the chief of police said that officers will be assigned if no one volunteers.
Police unions in other cities have called for a boycott of Beyoncé concerts as well.
To MSNBC’s consternation, earlier this month a young voter at the Iowa caucuses dropped the f-word on live TV.
According to Reuters, Hillary Clinton is resisting calls to release her transcripts of paid speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs and other big banks, saying she would hold onto them until political rival Bernie Sanders and others released theirs.
Sanders, who is her populist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Friday he had none to release because he does not give paid speeches to banks, writes Reuters.
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Last Sunday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders attended the same African-American church in West Las Vegas — an unexpected run-in that gave evidence of how intense the battle for votes between the two of them has become.
Sanders and his wife Jane and some members of his staff entered the Victory Missionary Baptist Church after Clinton was already seated, writes ABC. The two candidates sat on opposite sides of the packed church, both in the front row, and each listened as the other addressed the crowd. Representative John Lewis was with Clinton.
Sanders spoke to the congregation first, because he reportedly contacted the church first about attending the service.
Pastor Fowler of Victory Baptist Church told his lively congregation, “I am encouraged by the fact that were willing to come sit in the same church, same service, same time.”