The Texas Deptartment Of Public Safety has released the full dash cam video of the traffic stop of Sandra Bland. A traffic stop that resulted in Bland being arrested and subsequently dying while in police custody. Her death was initially ruled a suicide but Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis states that this case is currently being investigated as a Murder. Video has also been released from the security cameras in the jail right outside of her cell in the moments after she was found unresponsive.
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By Mr. Spann — 4 years ago
You guys are going to have to forgive me for putting this in the Crazy News section. But seeing as how people’s reactions can sometimes be over the top. It just seems appropriate. Michael Sam, All American Defensive Lineman of the University of Mizzouri came out publicly as a gay man, just months before the NFL Draft. Seeking to become the first openly gay athlete in the for major U.S. Sports leagues. In an attempt to get out in front and tell his story before someone did it for him, Sam spoke with ESPN’s Chris Connelly to make the announcement on News magazine “Outside The Lines” to reveal not only that he was gay, but that his teammates have known about it for a year. Here is a brief video of the exchange.Post Views: 91
By Mr. Spann — 4 years ago
Recently, an article by the Detroit News shed light on just how bad it’s gotten in Detroit for the lives of it’s Children. Statistics have shown that Detroit is now considered the deadliest place for American children to live, with the nation’s highest infant mortality rate. With poverty, violence, access to health care and apathy to the system, the children of Detroit face enormous challenges just trying to get through day to day life. Just take a look at these numbers.
In 2010, the most recent year for which data were available, Detroit:
■Tied with Cleveland for the highest infant mortality rate in the nation: 13.5 per 1,000 live births
■Had more births to unmarried women than any major city in the U.S.: 80 percent
■Tied with Cleveland for most preterm births among major U.S. cities: 18 percent
■Had more births to women under 20 than any of the nation’s largest cities: 17 percent
■Had the most teens 16-19 not in school or working: 18 percent
■Had the most kids who live in a home where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 62 percent
■Had the most kids living in a home where no adult works: 23 percent
■Had the most children living in extreme poverty in the nation: 32 percent
Sources: Kids Count Data Bank, the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Numbers like these are enough to evoke anger, and heartbreak in any sane human being. The questions for us all here now is, What are we going to do about it?Post Views: 159
By Mr. Spann — 3 years ago
CNN has obtained dash cam video of the traffic stop of Walter Scott, by Officer Michael Slager. A stop initiated by an apparent broken tail light.
Additionally, both the mothers of the victim, Walter Scott, and Officer Michael Slager’s have spoken out.Post Views: 184