The League of Young Voters and Cashmere Agency in conjunction with AllHipHop, ThoughtWorks and HandsUp United hosted an intimate breakfast called, No Guns Allowed: Fallout from Ferguson in Atlanta during BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend. Moderated by Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, the conversation focused on gun violence solutions and was a response to the unrest in our nation stemmed from Michael Brown and Ferguson.
Participants include: Snoop Dogg, Ferguson youth group Lost Voices, CEO of AllHipHop Chuck Creekmur, St. Louis Rapper & Activist Tef Poe and Lucia McBath, mother of slain Florida teen Jordan Davis and National Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Michael Brown’s family and supporters were also in attendance.
For more information about #NoGunsAllowed, visit YoungVoter.org. Contact LaShunda Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
Funny sh#t from Key and Peele.
Chris Brown let’s it fly when it comes to Harvey Levin.
“What the devil looks like in person,” captioned Chris Brown along with a photo of Harvey Levin. “Lol. You sad little man. You’ve been trying for years to destroy me. It won’t work. Your efforts are flattering.
Lebron James gives his thoughts on the current state of racism on and off the court. I guess this what people expected from Young Thug? Not.
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Trigger Happy Cops Strike Again. This has to be one of the most tragic videos I have ever witnessed. When will America wake the fuck up and see that the police are out of control and are intentionally shooting and killing unarmed black men. There are reports that he has been fired and arrested, but in all actuality he needs to be convicted of attempted murder as soon as possible.
Read the full story below:
via Talking Points Memo
Earlier this month, a white South Carolina Highway Patrol officer shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop at a gas station in the city of Columbia. While the incident at the time was enough to catch the attention of local investigators, it exploded into the wider consciousness on Wednesday when dash cam video of the shooting became public and the officer was charged with aggravated assault.
The case against officer Sean Groubert, 31, highlights how rare it is for a law enforcement officer to be charged in a shooting and also shows the vital role that video cameras can play in these types of altercations.
If convicted, Groubert could face up to 20 years in prison, according to The State newspaper in Columbia. He had already been fired from the highway patrol last week, the newspaper reported, after the Department of Public Safety reviewed the evidence.
The incident began on Sept. 4 when Groubert pulled over a sport utility vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Levar Jones. A camera mounted on the officer’s vehicle captured the shocking and frantic moments that followed. The video was posted online by The State on Wednesday.