thinksquad

thinksquad:

Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot admits he committed sex acts with an unresponsive woman while responding to a 911 call and now faces a federal sentence for lying to the FBI about it.

Theriot pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements to an FBI agent in connection to a civil rights investigation.

Theriot, 65, admitted at a hearing in federal court Monday that on Nov. 1, 2013, he committed inappropriate acts when responding to a 911 call about an unresponsive person at a gas station. Instead of transporting her to her residence, he placed her in the front seat of his police vehicle and took her to his office where he “engaged in…sexual contact with her.”

Theriot resigned as chief Friday, as required by the plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley says his office, in the meantime, will still be on patrol and responding to residents’ calls in Sorrento.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green said his office was dedicated to investigating “credible allegations” of police corruption and civil rights violations.

The case was worked by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Ascension Parish District Attorney’s Office.

http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/02/sorrento_police_chief_admits_s.html

staff
staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

blackourstory

an-0bra-in-progress:

kingjaffejoffer:

Relevant Links:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4501411/debate-rep-alan-grayson-amendment-limit-police-militarization

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll329.xml

Niggas ain’t shit…

At least my congressman, John Lewis, did the right thing with this one. So did Hank Johnson, and Barbara Lee from California.

This should serve as a friendly reminder to black people: not every black person will use their power to help you. I’m willing to bet that the majority of black people in the upper echelons of government and business aren’t here for you. They made it, so you are no longer their concern.

Stay woke.

thepoliticalfreakshow

crooksandliars:

Republican Group Launches Creepy Sexist Ad Urging Women To Break Up With President Obama

TPM’s Sahil Kapur asked if this is the weirdest, creepiest ad of the 2014 election cycle and my response is “Yes.” I don’t know who these Republicans think they’re appealing to with this sexist, condescending piece of garbage, but it’s flooding the airways on my local channels. I found it extremely insulting and that’s about the nicest thing you can say about it.

Here’s more from the TPM article:

A new outside ad aimed at boosting Republican candidates in the midterm elections is gaining attention — and raising eyebrows.

The 60-second spot, “Dating Profile,” was released by the group Americans for Shared Prosperity, which is run by Republican millionaire and California winery owner John Jordan, according to Politico. He wants to fight back against the Democrats’ “war on women” rhetoric.

The ad features a woman who says she no longer cares for Barack Obama after she “fell in love” with him in 2008 and stuck by him in 2012 when “our relationship was in trouble.” She becomes angry, and says, “I know I’m stuck with Barack for two more years, but I’m not stuck with his friends.”

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