According to Crooks And Liars, while most of us were busy watching the Republican debate last night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was interviewing Ahmed Mohamed, the young man who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school.
“I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist, I felt like all the names I was called. In middle school I was called a terrorist and a bomb-maker just because of my race. And my religion,” Mohamed said.
Apparently they had no intention of believing anything he said, writes Crooks And Liars.
“They asked me a couple of times if it’s a bomb. I answered them both times that it’s a clock.”
Worst of all, when they put him in an “interrogation room” in the school, they wouldn’t let him call his parents, leaving him to suffer through an interrogation with no representation and no one in the room as a witness.
“However, it’s not all terrible news,” writes Crooks And Liars. Even though the Irving, TX, mayor won’t apologize to Ahmed or his family, others have stepped up to the plate. President Obama invited him to the White House for an astronomy night…
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The Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday that county clerks can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to gay marriage.
“A racist teacher in Texas wants to return to segregation but claims through a hashtag that she is not racist in viral Facebook rant on McKinney,” writes Majority Report.
A fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, Texas, has been ‘relieved of her duties’ by the Frenship Independent School District after posting her opinions about the McKinney pool party incident online, according to kcbd.com.
Karen Fitzgibbons shared an article to her profile stating she was “ANGRY” that police corporal Eric Casebolt resigned.
In the post, she made several references to “the blacks” as being the cause for problems and “racial tension,” writes kcbd.com.
“This makes me ANGRY!” wrote Fitzgibbons in her racist rant Wednesday about Cpl. Eric Casebolt of McKinney, Texas, according to the New York Daily News.
“This officer should not have to resign. I’m going to just go ahead and say it…the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education,” she wrote, as reported by KCBD.
Fitzgibbons went on: “I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something,” writes the New York Daily News.
On Wednesday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry told conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch that President Obama hasn’t shown any “engagement to stop ISIS,” which he attributed to the president’s “lack of being able to really connect the dots” and “lack of executive experience.”
Barack Obama has been President for more than 6 years. Isn’t that enough foreign policy “executive experience?” How much global “executive experience” does Rick Perry have?
Some articles are out that discuss the importance (or silliness?) of the McKinney cop’s “barrel roll” and how it was necessary.
The point being made is that this kind of behavior was the latest example of “overbearing police tactics meted out in an unwarranted setting,” according to attn.com.
“But the barrel roll provided a glimpse into a particular mindset of policing using unnecessary tactics, and informed with an action-movie zeal,” writes attn.com.
Be sure to check out hilarious memes at hashtag #barrelroll on Twitter.
More than 25 people in two countries have been killed by the same storm system, claims CNN. That death toll is set to go up. The deaths have occurred in the Southern portion of the U.S. and in Mexico.
Alyssa Renee Ramirez had many friends in her hometown of Devine, Texas, southwest of San Antonio.
At Devine High School, she was student council president and co-editor of the yearbook. She starred on the tennis and volleyball teams, not to mention as a cheerleader.
CNN writes that she was the homecoming queen that school year. She and her friends had been out on prom night Saturday but never returned home. Her car got caught up in fast-moving floods, ending her short life and leaving her classmates crestfallen.
CNN looks at the storms that have hit Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico.
Texas authorities issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies earlier this month that warned of increasing violence between two rival biker gangs blamed for the shootout outside a restaurant in Waco on May 17th, writes ABC News.
The bulletin from May 1st, obtained by ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, said there had been skirmishes and talk of war between the Bandidos and Cossacks for months.
The bulletin was issued by the Texas Joint Information Center run by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
It said the conflict might start because Cossacks had been refusing to pay Bandidos dues for operating in Texas and for wearing the Texas patch on their vests without the Bandidos’ approval.