A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned.
The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources said.
The remarks were allegedly made by a couple of the 911 operators who handle NYPD calls — and two Fire Department dispatchers in earshot got heated in response, sources said.
The alleged comment that created the most friction was when one said the cops had “deserved it,” said a law enforcement source. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: We had a good and productive meeting tonight. I believe it was about 200 plus folks in attendance. I learned some new things tonight. However when I say learned, I also still do my homework to check out things and people. I hold all folks accountable for their actions although ignant racist white folks and ignant safe Negroes attempt to discredit me.
The N.C. NAACP is planning to conduct an investigation into Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools stemming from the recent KKK-inspired photograph that was posted on the social media website Instagram by six female Nash Central High School students.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the N.C. NAACP, requested during Monday night’s packed town hall meeting in the OIC auditorium that all parents fill out forms detailing their complaints about how the administration handled the situation of the troublesome Internet photo that went viral and ignited a firestorm of controversy in the area.
“If people are serious about it, we need people to fill out forms so we can do a formal investigation into this,” Barber said. “The reason we do this is because with the NAACP, we don’t investigate issues unless you put your name to it and sign it because we have to go through a process. We don’t just move by emotions, but by real data. There are some things that are deeply concerning and why we must have a serious investigation. An incident happens on Facebook that has deep racial overtones, but for students who weren’t involved in the posting to be challenged at school about their response to the posting and to find out students were suspended because they spoke out nonviolently against a post, that clearly had racial overtones and appears to be wrong.” (Source: Read more)
If the athlete-activists do retreat into silence, it would be a tragic mistake. Now more than ever, players who wore the slogan “I Can’t Breathe” a week ago should wear it today. In fact, trying to find your breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more critical.
Over the last month, we have seen a veritable “Sports World Spring” as athletes have spoken out on politics in a manner unseen since the 1960s. They have been inspired by the #blacklivesmatter demonstrations directed against the killing of unarmed black men and women by police as well as the inability of the criminal justice system to deliver justice.
The most remarkable part of these protests was not just their breadth nor the stature of the athletes involved but that commissioners and coaches seemed to be allowing it and, in some cases, even nodding in approval. Clearly suspending LeBron James for being upset about the killing of unarmed African-Americans was not seen as savvy public relations. (Source: Read more)