The Political Agitator response: Folks you can be fooled to think that only the children are at-risk when it comes to being profiled, well you better wake the hell up because all of us are at-risk. I have said that years ago when the at-risk mess was so hot and heavy in the schools as it related to our young black males.
An NYPD officer gave a powerful assist to a class-action lawsuit against stop and frisk Thursday, according to a New York Daily News article.
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Officer Pedro Serrano (pictured), who also testified in Manhattan Federal Court Wednesday, secretly recorded deputy inspector Christopher McCormack telling him to stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” at a Bronx precinct.
“He meant Black and Hispanics,” Serrano testified on the stand Thursday. Serrano can be heard voicing that suspicion on the tape: (Source: Read more)
LEGGETT — Even as she made history Monday night SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity girls basketball Sandra Langley preferred to focus on the present — and the future — after her Lady Cougars defeated host North Edgecombe 55-18 in the first round of the Edgecombe County Holiday Classic.
It was 703rd win of Langley’s 40-year career, which gives her one more than Mike Pryor on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s all-time list for girls basketball coaches. More importantly for Langley, it put her Lady Cougars, now 5-4 after their fourth straight win, in the ECHC championship game, which they haven’t won since 2009. (Source: Read more)
LEGGETT — Behind the hot hand of junior Quontellas Norwood, the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to hand host North Edgecombe a 79-56 loss Monday night in the final first-round game of the Edgecombe County Holiday Classic.
The Cougars, now 4-4, will gun for their third straight ECHC crown Tuesday night when they take on Greene Central, a 53-43 victor over Tarboro on Monday, in the final. It will be SouthWest’s fourth straight championship game appearance.
Norwood, a 6-foot-3 forward, scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Cougars outscored the 1-A Two Rivers Conference Warriors (1-6) 50-31 after halftime. Norwood canned back-to-back 3-pointers and sank a midrange jumper to trigger SouthWest’s third-quarter run. (Source: Read more)
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This past year has had a number of highs and lows for residents of the Twin Counties, including a rash of violence, a surge of public debate about a proposed downtown Event Center and an influx of economic development.
The Telegram staff voted on this year’s Top 10 stories.
1. In January, Rocky Mount police investigated two homicides – including a 15-year-old boy – and the shooting of four boys playing basketball reportedly by a shooter who was 17 years old.
“We are pleased to bring this suspect to justice in this case, but we are not satisfied just to solve this case,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said. “We are continuing to work on other cases, such as the homicide of 15-year-old Brian Freeman and taking all steps to curb the juvenile violence this community is experiencing.” (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Mayor Bill de Blasio has sent a strong message across the nation that one should stand for right. I support his actions.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to apologize to the New York Police Department for “[creating] the impression” that he sided with protesters over law enforcement during recent protests over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers.
In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Giuliani condemned police for turning their backs on de Blasio during the funeral for Rafael Ramos, one of two NYPD officers who were shot dead in their squad car by an assailant who had posted on social media about targeting police. (Source: Read more)
Attorney General Eric Holder insisted to MSNBC earlier this month that “we are in a better place than we were before” in race relations since Barack Obama was elected president.
The president doubled down in an interview with NPR last week. Asked if race relations were worse since he took office, he said, “No, I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.”
But that’s not what the American people see. A Pew Research Center poll found that only 40% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling race relations. Black approval is down to 57%, while approval among whites is down to 33%. (Source: Read more)