When it comes to Will & Jada’s children, Willow Smith usually takes the cake for controversy.
This time her brother Jaden is taking up a bit of the spotlight after taking to twitter to share his views on school.
With his recent arrest and his wife filing for divorce, George Zimmerman has remained in the news. Now, the medical examiner who was involved in the Zimmerman trial is grabbing headlines. Shiping Bao intends to file a $100M lawsuit, claiming the prosecution and others involved in the trial, blew the case,
Through his high-profile attorney, he claims the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department were all biased against Martin.
“He says their general attitude was that he got what he deserved,” Attorney Willie Gary told Channel 9.
Gary said Dr. Bao was made to be a scapegoat and was wrongfully fired from the medical examiner’s office. He said his client was prepared to offer proof that Martin was not the aggressor.
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” Gary said.
Gary said prosecutors never asked Dr. Bao a question crucial to their case.
“He wanted a question that would have allowed him to explain to the jury with scientific evidence how there was no way Trayvon Martin could have been on top of George Zimmerman,” Gary said.
Read more at WFTV.
Do you believe Dr. Bao’s claims? Is this a tactic to clear his name? Is he simply trying to retaliate from being fired? Thoughts on these assertions? Sound off below!!!!
After five years in office, NAACP president Jealous has decided to step down due to family concerns. Amidst a strong five years, his time in office was also marked by a couple of controversies. Most notably in 2010, Jealous condemned USDA employee, Sherley Sherrod, for stating what appeared to be biased remarks against a white farm worker. It was later revealed that the video had been edited down from its longer version which showed that Sherrods broader point was not biased. After his resignation announcement, Jealous also suggested the organization might be looking at a female as the new president.
The man who has become the face of the NAACP — from marches protesting the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin to vigils for death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia — is resigning effective Dec. 31.
In an interview with USA TODAY, Benjamin Todd Jealous said the constant travel as president and CEO of the nation’s largest civil rights organization has kept him away too much from his wife, civil rights lawyer Lia Epperson, and children, daughter Morgan, 7, and Jack, 13 months. He said he plans to make a formal announcement to his staff Monday morning.
Read more at USA Today
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In news that’s not shocking to anyone with half a brain, George Zimmerman and his gun, was involved in another altercation. What is surprising, is this time he was actually taken into custody. This is after Zimmerman’s wife, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during his bail hearing, filed for divorce after saying George was “selfish” and ”feels invincible”. I guess this time she isn’t lying, cause since he was found not guilty for stalking and murdering a unarmed teenager named Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman has been stopped for speeding twice, posed with a fan at the gun factory that manufactured the pistol he used to kill Trayvon, and made up a story about rescuing a family from a car crash.
Y’all remember that story that came out right after the verdict that Zimmerman was driving along when he saw a family trapped in a burning car so he summoned all of his neighborhood watch training, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and saved their lives. According to reports, Seminole Sheriff’s Dept. Officer Patrick Rehder, a supporter of Zimmerman, contacted Zimmerman by cell phone directing him to go to the accident so as to appear to be a hero. George Zimmerman lied about doing something heroic, sounds familiar.
This latest incident surely won’t turn the Fox News/NRA crowd against Zimmerman, even though a spokesman for Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said Zimmerman’s recent behavior, “was not part of our public relations plan.” Zimmerman shot and killed the most dangerous threat to White America, the young Black male, and for that he’ll always be an American hero.
George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted for the killing of Trayvon Martin, is back in jail after a dispute with his wife
According to police in Lake Mary, Florida, Zimmerman is being detained by police after a domestic dispute involving his wife and father-in-law, Colin Morgan.
“There was some kind of a domestic, we know that with his wife and father-in-law. Apparently there were some weapons involved and threats,” the deputy police chief in Lake Mary told ABC News.
He has not been charged with any crime.
Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, recently announced plans to divorce.
Her attorney told ABC News that George pulled a knife on her today after she discovered a firearm in the house they shared. He then pulled a gun on her and her father after a verbal altercation went bad, according to attorney Kelly Sims.
Read more at ABC News.
Do you care that Zimmerman keeps having run-ins with the law? If George Zimmerman went to jail for committing another crime, would that give some kind of satisfaction? Other thoughts on Zimmerman? Sound off below?
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
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