(St. Louis, MO) – What is this world coming to? It’s one thing to have to worry about sending your kids to High School…but Day care? Alarming video shows teachers flat-out running a fight club. And how ironic that The Adventure Learning Center where the fighting took place brands itself as a place where every child has the right to feel safe in a nurturing environment where they feel secure and comfortable…..Okay.
The Adventure Learning Center is anything but that and now Nicole Merseal is suing the school for $25k after her 4-year old was filmed by his 10 -year old brother beating up one of his classmates. The video is disturbing.
At one point, another little boy attempts to breakup the fight, but is told to get out of the way. As the kids ooh and ahh…the adults in the room seem to be the most enthusiastic about what is taking place. And even more disturbing a little girl in her cowboy boots sits just inches away from the violence.
The video is from 2016. The teachers were fired but the stated didn’t file any criminal charges. The only that was taken was an order to provide additional training and knowledge of age appropriate activities.
One of the teachers said they allowed the kids to fight as stress reliever after the heater broke.
Jesus take the wheel.
(Chicago, IL-AP) — Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke will be back in court today for the first time since he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old African-American sixteen times in 2014.
He had said that McDonald was walking towards him with a knife, but dash cam footage from his police car showed the teen walking away when Van Dyke fired. The officer is expected to be sentenced this week. A trial is also approaching for three other Chicago officers who are charged with trying to cover up details of the shooting.
(AP) – Beyonce is taking on Toni Braxton for Halloween. Queen Bey shared a photo on social media of herself re-creating the R&B singer’s cover of her 1993 self-titled debut album. She called herself “Phoni Braxton,” and called the real Braxton a talented legend with God-given talent.
Toni Braxton said in response that Beyonce looks better on the album cover than she did, and called her a superstar.
(New York, NY) – Megyn Kelly is making headlines again and once again it’s not in a positive light. This time, the former ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ host reportedly is refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement as she exits from NBC. This also comes after reports that the allegedly wants her full salary ($65 Million) plus an additional $10 million as part of her departure.
Whether or not it’s true that Megyn is also threatening to expose NBC executives for improper behavior is up for debate but one thing is for sure…none of it is helping her right now.
Megyn found herself in some pretty controversial moments where viewers didn’t take to kindly to her position on various topics including ‘blackface’, which turned out to be the final straw for NBC. It was Megyn who said she didn’t have a problem with people wearing ‘blackface’ for Halloween. It was also Megyn who made the choice to publicly claim that she wasn’t aware of the history that came along with ‘blackface’ and why it’s inappropriate and insensitive to people of color.
This is one of those situations where you apologize and just leave. There’s not really much she can say to defend her actions and ‘fighting’ tooth and nail to draw out her exit isn’t helping her image either. At the end of the day, her image was in her hands and she tarnished it with what some describe as racist behavior. NBC didn’t force Megyn to say anything about ‘blackface’ or to be more specific …that she found it to be acceptable. At this point, Megyn has burned bridges at both Fox and NBC…she just cool it before she kills her image all together leaving none of the remaining networks interested in working with her at all.
(Fulton County, IN-AP) — A 24-year-old Indiana woman is facing reckless homicide charges for a crash that killed three children at a bus stop. Police arrested Alyssa Shepherd yesterday for the deadly crash after she passed a school bus with its stop arm extended. Four children were hit and three of them, all from the same family, died.
The fourth is 11-year-old boy listed in critical condition at a Fort Wayne hospital. Twin six-year-old brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their nine-year-old sister Alivia Stahl were killed in the crash.
(Pittsburgh, PA-AP) — Synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers could face the death penalty after being indicted on 44 criminal counts including hate crimes. Federal prosecutors announced new charges against the 46-year-old suspect today.
News of the indictment comes as funerals continue for eleven victims of Saturday’s shooting rampage. Bowers is due to appear in a second hearing in federal court in Pittsburgh tomorrow.
(Atlanta, GA) – It’s crunch time. As the campaign trail heads towards the final stretch, the big wigs are coming out to lend their support to Georgia Governor Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.
If elected, Abrams would be the first black female governor is U.S. history. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama want to make sure that happens. Oprah is expected to participate in two town hall meetings with Abrams in Atlanta, GA on November 1st, while Barack Obama will campaign for her in Atlanta on Friday.
The polls show Abrams with a slight lead over Secretary of State Brian Kemp who has come under heavy criticism lately with charges of voter suppression and corruption. Almost 60 thousand absentee votes have been rejected, 70 percent of which are from African Americans.
The official date for the midterm elections is Nov. 6th.
(New York City, NY) – The mystery of who two females found duct-tape tied together in the Hudson River is unfolding. Authorities say they two girls have been identified as Saudi Arabian sisters, one 16 and the other 22.
Even though authorities have identified the sisters as Tala and Rotana Farea, they still haven’t determined how they died. The girls’ mother reported had reported 16-year old Tala as missing but terminated the search after she found out the teen was living with her sister in Fairfax, Virginia. Both were asylum seekers and reportedly went missing often.
As police continue to look for clues of suicide or homicide, their mother says the day before they died she received a call from official at the Saudi Arabian Embassy, ordering the family to leave the U.S. because her daughters had applied for political asylum.
Saudi Arabia’s Consulate General in New York said in a statement that it had “appointed an attorney to follow the case closely.”
(Washington, DC) – Trying to rile up the opposition and stir up some emotion in his base, Donald Trump is once again threatening to take even more action to keep immigrants out of the U.S. and reaping the benefits of U.S. citizenship. He says it’s not fear mongering but at this point, the whole world is onto his game. It’s a cycle.
Trump is now saying he will attempt to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship even though it’s against the constitution. But of course Trump says he doesn’t believe it is protected by the constitution. He also says Congress can do away with it through a bill.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
House Speaker Paul Ryan seems to agree with the constitution saying Trump cant’s wipe out the 14th amendment with an executive order. Naturally, Ryan’s comments were met with a displeased tweet from 45. Donald said that Ryan should concentrate on holding onto control of the House and that he doesn’t know
(Brooklyn, NY-AP) — El Chapo’s legal team is looking for another delay in his trial. It’s their fifth attempt to push back the trial for the reputed Mexican drug lord which is set to start next Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
Joaquin Guzman’s lawyers say they can’t possibly review all the documents before then to mount an effective defense, so the judge has ordered both sides to appear in court today to make their arguments. El Chapo is facing a long list of international drug trafficking charges and, if convicted, faces life in prison.