Monthly Archives: April 2020

2020-04-30: News Headlines

RT (2020-04-30). Ex-NFL star Telvin Smith arrested after 'paying 17-year-old girl $100 for sex'. rt.com A SWAT team has raided the home of 29-year-old Telvin Smith, a former linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was arrested on charges of unlawful sexual activity with minors., according to reports in the US. | Smith's Florida home was raided on Wednesday as he was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail. Police records say the arrest pertains to offenaes that allegedly occurred on the last day of August last year at a residence. | Officials

Black Lives Matter Sacramento (2020-04-30). Press Conference: Rancho Cordova PD Stop Beating Our Children. indybay.org 7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova, CA) | 10246 Mills Station Rd | Rancho Cordova, California 95670…

Staff (2020-04-30). California City Was Accused of Police Brutality Weeks Before Cop Beat Black Teen. truthout.org A federal lawsuit alleging that the California city of Rancho Cordova "fostered a culture of violence" among local police was filed just weeks before videos showing a white Rancho Cordova police officer pummeling a Black teenager sparked national outrage on Monday. Local law enforcement officials are investigating the latest incident, which reportedly began when the officer stopped a 14-year-old boy for buying a cigar. The encounter escalated, and now-infamous videos circulating widely on…

Monica Moorehead (2020-04-29). U.S. is a prison house of oppressed peoples. workers.org Based on a talk given during an April 9 Workers World Party national webinar: "Free them all! COVID-19 and racist mass incarceration." Mass incarceration is nothing new to the U.S. This brutal policy of social control of workers — especially the white supremacist oppression of people of color — harkens . . . |

Tiffany Cabán (2020-04-28). This Crisis Demands an End to Mass Incarceration. thenation.com This Crisis Demands an End to Mass Incarceration…

splcenter (2020-04-15). CROWN Act movement seeks to protect Black people from racial discrimination based on hairstyles. splcenter.org Jordan Winder did not apply to the high school of his choice, because the dreadlocks he's been growing nearly half his life are not allowed there.

teleSUR (2020-04-30). Cuba's Embassy in the US Under Firearm Attack: No Victims. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Embassy in the United States was attacked in the early hours on Thursday, after an unknown individual opened fire on the facade of the building. | RELATED: | Cuban diplomats in the country were not injured, and are safe and protected. | Material damage was reported after the projectiles hit the facade, the official website of the Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained in a statement. | The aggressor was arrested by the local auth…

Rachel Janik (2020-04-21). Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond. splcenter.org Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.

sputniknews (2020-04-30). From Walk of Atonement to Street Yoga: Indian Cops Get Creative to Punish Lockdown Violators – Video. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): India is currently under the second phase of its countrywide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of COVID-19 and which is set to expire on 3 May. The government has asked the authorities to take strict action people found violating the lockdown.

2020-04-30: Social Media Postees

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Press Conference: Rancho Cordova PD Stop Beating Our Children
Black Lives Matter Sacramento | indybay.org | 2020-04-30
7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova, CA) | 10246 Mills Station Rd | Rancho Cordova, California 95670…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/29/18832686.php

California City Was Accused of Police Brutality Weeks Before Cop Beat Black Teen
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-30
A federal lawsuit alleging that the California city of Rancho Cordova "fostered a culture of violence" among local police was filed just weeks before videos showing a white Rancho Cordova police officer pummeling a Black teenager sparked national outrage on Monday. Local law enforcement officials are investigating the latest incident, which reportedly began when the officer stopped a 14-year-old boy for buying a cigar. The encounter escalated, and now-infamous videos circulating widely on…
truthout.org/articles/california-city-was-accused-of-police-brutality-weeks-before-cop-beat-black-teen/

California City Was Accused of Police Brutality Weeks Before Cop Beat Black Teen
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-30
A federal lawsuit alleging that the California city of Rancho Cordova "fostered a culture of violence" among local police was filed just weeks before videos showing a white Rancho Cordova police officer pummeling a Black teenager sparked national outrage on Monday. Local law enforcement officials are investigating the latest incident, which reportedly began when the officer stopped a 14-year-old boy for buying a cigar. The encounter escalated, and now-infamous videos circulating widely on…
truthout.org/articles/california-city-was-accused-of-police-brutality-weeks-before-cop-beat-black-teen/

U.S. is a prison house of oppressed peoples
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-04-29
Based on a talk given during an April 9 Workers World Party national webinar: "Free them all! COVID-19 and racist mass incarceration." Mass incarceration is nothing new to the U.S. This brutal policy of social control of workers

This Crisis Demands an End to Mass Incarceration
Tiffany Cabán | thenation.com | 2020-04-28
This Crisis Demands an End to Mass Incarceration…
thenation.com/article/politics/coronavirus-incarceration-prosecutors/

Ex-NFL star Telvin Smith arrested after 'paying 17-year-old girl $100 for sex'
rt.com | 2020-04-30
A SWAT team has raided the home of 29-year-old Telvin Smith, a former linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was arrested on charges of unlawful sexual activity with minors, according to reports in the US. | Smith's Florida home was raided on Wednesday as he was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail. Police records say the arrest pertains to offenaes that allegedly occurred on the last day of August last year at a residence. | Officials say they have a raft of e…
rt.com/sport/487454-nfl-telvin-smith-child-sex-charges/

Cuba's Embassy in the US Under Firearm Attack: No Victims
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-30
Cuba's Embassy in the United States was attacked in the early hours on Thursday, after an unknown individual opened fire on the facade of the building. | RELATED: | Cuba and Venezuela Reject Mike Pompeo's Threats | Cuban diplomats in the country were not injured, and are safe and protected. | Material damage was reported after the projectiles hit the facade, the official website of the Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained in a statement. | The aggressor was arrested by the local auth…
telesurenglish.net/news/cubas-embassy-in-the-us-under-firearm-attack-no-victims-20200430-0004.html

Ex-NFL star Telvin Smith arrested after 'paying 17-year-old girl $100 for sex'
rt.com | 2020-04-30
A SWAT team has raided the home of 29-year-old Telvin Smith, a former linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he was arrested on charges of unlawful sexual activity with minors., according to reports in the US. | Smith's Florida home was raided on Wednesday as he was taken into custody and held on $50,000 bail. Police records say the arrest pertains to offenaes that allegedly occurred on the last day of August last year at a residence. | Officials say they have a raft of…
rt.com/sport/487454-nfl-telvin-smith-child-sex-charges/

Chaos and Fear in Latin America's Prisons as COVID-19 Spreads
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-28
As the coronavirus pandemic is starting to spread across Latin America's massively overcrowded prisons, putting the lives of tens of thousands at risk, riots have been reported in almost all the region's countries as inmates say their fundamental rights to safety and protection are being violated. | RELATED: | Cuban News Agency Reporter Arrested in Chile for 'No Reason' | A riot was reported Monday in the Castro Castro prison in Peru's capital, Lima, resulting in a fire and the d…
telesurenglish.net/news/Terror-in-Latin-Americas-Prisons-as-COVID-19-Spreads–20200428-0020.html

Augustus Invictus Arrested in Florida for Stalking, Violating Bond
Rachel Janik | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
Invictus' father, John Gillespie, was arrested days earlier and charged with human trafficking of children under 18 years old.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/augustus-invictus-arrested-florida-stalking-violating-bond

From Walk of Atonement to Street Yoga: Indian Cops Get Creative to Punish Lockdown Violators – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-30
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is currently under the second phase of its countrywide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of COVID-19 and which is set to expire on 3 May. The government has asked the authorities to take strict action people found violating the lockdown.
sputniknews.com/india/202004301079143290-from-walk-of-atonement-to-street-yoga-indian-cops-get-creative-to-punish-lockdown-violators—video/