The world is so much bigger than you think it is.
“Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison,” AlterNet, March 16, 2014
South Carolina Police Officer Indicted For Misdemeanor After Fatally Shooting 68-Year-Old Black Man In His Own Driveway
For the second time in two weeks, a South Carolina law enforcement officer is in trouble after shooting an unarmed black man. Ernest Satterwhite, 68, was shot in his car in his own driveway after leading a police officer on a “slow speed chase” to his home. Prosecutors reportedly sought a felony indictment against North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven for voluntary manslaughter, but the grand jury instead indicted the officer on a misdemeanor charge of “misconduct in office,” according to the Associated Press.
The indictment, which took place in August but was reported in the news today, came a week after another white South Carolina police officer, Sean Groubert, was fired and charged for shooting at unarmed Levar Jones.
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to see such aggressive prosecution of white police officers in the south, but it could be because the director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Leroy Smith, is African American. Sad that you have to have a black attorney general or a black police chief or something to get people to take these police shootings of unarmed black people seriously.
The best thing on The Voice last night was Anita Antoinette singing “Turn Your Lights Down Low.” She auditioned in a previous season and got no chairs turned. This season she got all four chairs turned. She picked Gwen Stefani as her coach.
This map shows how America’s prison population has exploded in the past generation. America now incarcerates more of its citizens than any nation on earth.
People are already making the comparison between Husain Abdullah’s Muslim prayer during Monday night’s game and Tim Tebow’s Christian prayers. Fair or not, the last thing the NFL wants right now is more bad publicity. (UPDATE: The NFL issued a statement Tuesday morning that Abdullah should not have been penalized.)
Anthony Wayne is the star of “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical,” now playing in New York.
Kansas City Chiefs’ player Husain Abdullah, who is Muslim, was penalized for “unsportsmanlike conduct" (a 15-yard penalty) for praying after he intercepted a Tom Brady pass and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown during the Monday Night Football game.
Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Twitter had a field day, as you can see above. LaRon responded on Instagram with a post about the 24 hour rule.