The Terrorists Among Us – Slate

The Political Agitator’s response: I totally agree with, “Forget Syria. The most dangerous religious extremists are migrants from North and South Carolina.”

Another terrorist attack. Another grim tally of the dead and wounded. Another killer full of hate, from a land that breeds such men. Like millions of migrants before him, the perpetrator crossed the border unchallenged. And like others, he struck our country without warning.

Our politicians say they’ll stop these killers. They talk about building walls and vetting refugees. If we were serious, we would do it. We would seal our borders against North Carolina.

North Carolina? It sounds absurd. When we think about immigration and terrorism, we think of Syria. But that’s not where our casualties are coming from. On Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. The suspect is white American Robert Lewis Dear. When police apprehended Dear, he uttered . . . (Source: Read more)

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In Response To Richland County Deputy Fired Over Spring Valley Incident – WLTX 19

The Political Agitator’s response: I understand school administrators have a tough job however what they need to do is follow their rules and guidelines.

When it is identified that a child has a phone unauthorized then it is up to the school to enforce their policy, take it for that day and the parent has to come out before they get it back and this way the parents will know the situation. Let the parents get upset, but they don’t run the school. If any school allow the parents to tell them what to do then they have issues just like the child involved.

I can understand the officer putting his hands on her attempting to restrain her but what little I looked at, he was far from trying to restrain her but looked like a street fight.

l don’t care about how much home training the child has once the child report on school property then they are the property of the school and the parents are another issue.

As far as a racist thing, well that is how individuals receive it because it is clear the child was black and the officer was white so therefore race is a factor and it can be used for good or bad. But for me it would be the same thing if the officer was black and the child black and if the officer was white and the child was white. But because there are 2 races involved in this issue, it is what it is.

The parent was not in the classroom so therefore this issue was a school, officer and child issue.

Since the child didn’t get up and the officers did what he did, this is the outcome. Dealing with anything other that what happened in the classroom as it relates to the school, the officer and the student is irrelevant.

The child obviously was out of order, so enforce the rule that she was breaking but on a professional note:

In the following article: Lott said the deputy had the right to put his hands on the student, but that when he threw the girl across the room, that’s when he violated training. So what is the problem? The student was wrong and need to be dealt with and officer was wrong and he needed to be dealt with. So bringing the parents into it is irrelevant.

See the original article:

Richland County Deputy Fired Over Spring Valley Incident

Confederate flag comes down on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds – The Washington Post

The Political Agitator’s response: Not my damn heritage, not my damn flag the flag of confusion. Some will say that the flag will not change their hearts. Well not all of them but I believe it will change some. However the flag coming down from a public place is a good thing. Now what they do with it on their own person and property, fine with me. Those whom celebrate their history, I love to see who they are so I can know who I am dealing with.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds came down during a Friday morning ceremony, ending its 54-year presence at the Capitol.

Members from a South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard approached the Confederate memorial, and as one turned a lever to lower the flag, the assembled large crowd burst into sustained applause and chanted “U.S.A.!” The flag will be placed in a museum.

Cheers and hugs punctuated the morning. Just before the ceremony, a few gray-haired white men at the front of the crowd waved Confederate flags. But many more, both black and white, waved the United States flag. (Source: Read more)

Serena Williams Has Not Played in SC Since 2000 Over Confederate Flag – Naturally Moi

Without a doubt, Serena Williams is perhaps one of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game. Winning tournaments after tournaments, Williams displays championship qualities that are admired by millions of fans. Let’s face it – what she does on the court is thrilling and exciting. Beating opponent after opponent in major events such as Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, The Australian Open, and The French Open keeps Williams in the top ranking. From the time Williams stepped on the scene, people have taken notice.

Williams is a champion on the court (that goes without saying) and off the court as well. Yes, she gets plenty of endorsements. Yes, she’s recognizable throughout the world. However, Williams is making her actions heard by refusing to play in South Carolina over the Confederate Flag. (Source: Read more)

SC raised Confederate flag in 1961 to insult nine black protesters — and took it down to honor nine slain – RawStory

The Political Agitator’s response: And to think that I was born in 1962, well!

A peculiar historical symmetry exists between South Carolina’s decision to raise the Confederate flag in 1961 and the state’s overnight vote Thursday to bring it down.

The flag was first hoisted over the Statehouse on April 11, 1961, as part of the centennial celebration of the firing on Fort Sumter, which opened the Civil War.

The flag was flown at the request of Aiken Rep. John A. May, who introduced a resolution during the next legislative session to display the flag over the Statehouse, and lawmakers approved his measure March 16, 1962 – after the flag had remained flying for nearly a year. (Source: Read more)

South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag – News WPIX.COM

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The Political Agitator’s response: I totally agree the issue of this flag of confusion will not get better with age.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina House approved a bill removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

The move early Thursday came after more than 13 hours of passionate and contentious debate, and just weeks after the fatal shootings of nine black church members, including a state senator, at a Bible study in Charleston. (Source: Read more)

25 African-Americans thrown out of South Carolina restaurant after a white woman complained of feeling ‘threatened’ – Daily Mail

A South Carolina man and several of his friends say they were refused service at a Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston last month and asked to leave. The reason: Michael Brown and his group of 24 friends and family members are African-American, and another customer – a white woman – complained that she felt threatened by the group.

That’s according to Brown, who was celebrating his cousin’s last day in Charleston with a night out at the Wild Wing Cafe. Brown took his beef to social media, and the story went viral.

The apparent race-based snub came after Brown and his group waited for a table for about two hours. (Source: Read more)