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America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote" @balleralert Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”
America, Chicago, and Club: Former President Obama Talks Hitler's
 Rise in Warning to America; Encourages
 Citizens to "Pay Attention and Vote"
 @balleralert
Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ America’s forever President BarackObama took the stage in Chicago earlier this week to discuss the current state of politics in America. Obama encouraged voters to stay devoted to democracy, warning of the rise of Nazism in the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we’ve seen societies where that happens,” Obama said at the Economic Club of Chicago on Tuesday. “Now, presume there was a ballroom here in Vienna in the late 1920s or ‘30s that looked and seemed as if it, filled with the music and art and literature that was emerging, would continue into perpetuity. And then 60 million people died. An entire world was plunged into chaos. So you got to pay attention – and vote.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the fact that Obama refused to mention Donald Trump by name, many believed the former president’s comments were in reference to the chaos Trump has caused throughout the country and abroad, with his divisive rhetoric. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obama also touched on the importance of the free press, which has been attacked by Trump on a consistent basis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “During my presidency, the press often drove me nuts,” he said. “There were times where I thought reporters were ill-informed. There were times where they didn’t actually get the story right. But what I understood was that principle of the free press was vital, and that, as President, part of my job was to make sure that that was maintained.”

Former President Obama Talks Hitler’s Rise in Warning to America; Encourages Citizens to “Pay Attention and Vote” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀...

Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor @balleralert Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”
Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant
 Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant
 Surgery With Kidney From New Donor
 @balleralert
Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”

Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogge...

Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids "Too Urban" and "Unkempt" @balleralert 1 OP Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the store’s image. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.
Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1
 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called
 Her Braids "Too Urban" and "Unkempt"
 @balleralert
 1
 OP
Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the store’s image. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.

Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @therea...

Friends, Lawyer, and Meek Mill: Meek Mill's Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case @balleralert Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just days after MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating probation, the rapper’s attorney called the judge’s intentions into question. Joe Tacopina accused the judge of handing down a heavy sentence because of her personal vendetta against the rapper, despite previous easy breaks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge reportedly had a 10-year history with the rapper, stemming from his 2008 charges. Over the years, according to Tacopina, the judge had asked Meek to compromise his music career for her personal gain. He said the judge asked the rapper to change management and sign with one of her hometown friends. He also said she asked for a personal shout-out in a Boyz II Men song remake, but Meek refused. Now, Tacopina believes she is using her power to hurt him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, the lawyer is filing a motion for the judge to take herself off the case. According to TMZ, Tacopina will be filing a complaint with the judicial conduct board to report the judge’s alleged acts. In addition, TMZ reports that the rapper will also be applying to Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, however, that process usually takes at least three years to complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meanwhile, a petition, orchestrated by Governor Tom Wolf, to have the “unjust prison sentenced remedied” has now reached over 300,000 signatures. However, TMZ reports it may not be much help.
Friends, Lawyer, and Meek Mill: Meek Mill's Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge,
 Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A
 Song, Off His Case
 @balleralert
Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just days after MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating probation, the rapper’s attorney called the judge’s intentions into question. Joe Tacopina accused the judge of handing down a heavy sentence because of her personal vendetta against the rapper, despite previous easy breaks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge reportedly had a 10-year history with the rapper, stemming from his 2008 charges. Over the years, according to Tacopina, the judge had asked Meek to compromise his music career for her personal gain. He said the judge asked the rapper to change management and sign with one of her hometown friends. He also said she asked for a personal shout-out in a Boyz II Men song remake, but Meek refused. Now, Tacopina believes she is using her power to hurt him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, the lawyer is filing a motion for the judge to take herself off the case. According to TMZ, Tacopina will be filing a complaint with the judicial conduct board to report the judge’s alleged acts. In addition, TMZ reports that the rapper will also be applying to Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, however, that process usually takes at least three years to complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meanwhile, a petition, orchestrated by Governor Tom Wolf, to have the “unjust prison sentenced remedied” has now reached over 300,000 signatures. However, TMZ reports it may not be much help.

Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Jail, Meek Mill, and Memes: Meek Mill's Legal Team Says Judge Gave Him a Heavy Sentence Because He Refused To Give Her a Shout Out in A Boyz ll Men Remake @balleralert Meek Mill’s Legal Team Says Judge Gave Him a Heavy Sentence Because He Refused To Give Her a Shout Out in A Boyz II Men Remake – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, MeekMill was sentenced to 2 to 4 years behind bars for violating probation, again. Despite the judge’s 10-year history with the rapper and several previous easy breaks, many believe the sentence was harsh and heavy-handed. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the judge has a vendetta against him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, says the judge passed down the heavy sentence even after prosecutors recommended no jail time because of her own personal issues with the rapper. Tacopina says the two are from the same part of Philly and know some of the same people, the publication reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tacopina cited an incident from last year, when the judge asked the rapper to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee,” and give her a shout-out. According to the attorney, Meek thought the judge was joking, but she said “I’m not kidding,” and when he refused, she said, “Okay, suit yourself.” Since then, Tacopina believes she has had it out for him, which explains the heavy sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek’s legal team says they plan to appeal the sentence.
Jail, Meek Mill, and Memes: Meek Mill's Legal Team Says Judge Gave Him a
 Heavy Sentence Because He Refused To Give Her a
 Shout Out in A Boyz ll Men Remake
 @balleralert
Meek Mill’s Legal Team Says Judge Gave Him a Heavy Sentence Because He Refused To Give Her a Shout Out in A Boyz II Men Remake – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier this week, MeekMill was sentenced to 2 to 4 years behind bars for violating probation, again. Despite the judge’s 10-year history with the rapper and several previous easy breaks, many believe the sentence was harsh and heavy-handed. In fact, the rapper’s legal team says the judge has a vendetta against him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to TMZ, Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, says the judge passed down the heavy sentence even after prosecutors recommended no jail time because of her own personal issues with the rapper. Tacopina says the two are from the same part of Philly and know some of the same people, the publication reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tacopina cited an incident from last year, when the judge asked the rapper to do a remake of Boyz II Men’s, “On Bended Knee,” and give her a shout-out. According to the attorney, Meek thought the judge was joking, but she said “I’m not kidding,” and when he refused, she said, “Okay, suit yourself.” Since then, Tacopina believes she has had it out for him, which explains the heavy sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Meek’s legal team says they plan to appeal the sentence.

Meek Mill’s Legal Team Says Judge Gave Him a Heavy Sentence Because He Refused To Give Her a Shout Out in A Boyz II Men Remake – blogged by ...

Another One, Crazy, and Family: Say No And You'll See A Person's Real Character @balleralert Soon as a motherfし、Ker can't borrow $20, they post shit like.. Fuck everybody, that goes for family & friendse Read more: www.balleralert.com Say No And You'll See A Person's Real Character - blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can say "yes" a thousand times, but the moment you say "no" everything you ever did is out the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many times people are in our lives because of what we do for them. It has nothing to do with a mutual friendship. For example, I've been kindhearted my entire life. I get that from my mother. I literally will go without to give it to someone else. And the crazy part is you don't have to be my friend. You just have to have a need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My mother would always told me, "that girl isn't your friend. She is just here for the ride.” Naively I believed otherwise. As I got older, my mom would continue to tell me that about family as well. She always said, "Nik, I see a lot of you in me. Don't let anyone take advantage of you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I slowly began to learn what she meant. When I stopped being so free-hearted with my friends, I stopped having friends. I told a chick "no" and we haven't spoke since 2007. I lost another one in 2009. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I even learned with family, you could give them your last, but if you say "no, this is for me,” you'll be enemy number one. Family members have fought me because I refused to assist. Some have even stopped talking to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's entitlement. People feel as though the things you do are obligations. Instead of being appreciative and realizing the good you offered, they are ungrateful. Go broke or say “no,” and you'll see who is really in your corner.
Another One, Crazy, and Family: Say No And You'll See A Person's
 Real Character
 @balleralert
 Soon as a
 motherfし、Ker can't
 borrow $20, they
 post shit like..
 Fuck everybody,
 that goes for family
 & friendse
 Read more: www.balleralert.com
Say No And You'll See A Person's Real Character - blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can say "yes" a thousand times, but the moment you say "no" everything you ever did is out the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many times people are in our lives because of what we do for them. It has nothing to do with a mutual friendship. For example, I've been kindhearted my entire life. I get that from my mother. I literally will go without to give it to someone else. And the crazy part is you don't have to be my friend. You just have to have a need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My mother would always told me, "that girl isn't your friend. She is just here for the ride.” Naively I believed otherwise. As I got older, my mom would continue to tell me that about family as well. She always said, "Nik, I see a lot of you in me. Don't let anyone take advantage of you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I slowly began to learn what she meant. When I stopped being so free-hearted with my friends, I stopped having friends. I told a chick "no" and we haven't spoke since 2007. I lost another one in 2009. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I even learned with family, you could give them your last, but if you say "no, this is for me,” you'll be enemy number one. Family members have fought me because I refused to assist. Some have even stopped talking to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's entitlement. People feel as though the things you do are obligations. Instead of being appreciative and realizing the good you offered, they are ungrateful. Go broke or say “no,” and you'll see who is really in your corner.

Say No And You'll See A Person's Real Character - blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can say "yes" a thousand times,...

Head, Memes, and Money: Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 in Settlement Money After Being Arrested for Doing Her Job @balleralert Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 in Settlement Money After Being Arrested for Doing Her Job - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Utah nurse was aggressively arrested this past July for doing her job. She has now reached $500,000 in settlement money with Salt Lake City and the university that manages the hospital where she works. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On July 26th, AlexWubbels was arrested for refusing to let DetectiveJeffPayne draw blood from an unconscious patient who was involved in a car crash. Payne's body cam footage shows him man-handling Wubbels during the conflict. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wubbels explained to the detective that he's required to have a warrant or the patient's consent before blood is drawn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I’m just trying to do what I’m supposed to do, that’s all,” said Wubbels, the head nurse of the hospital’s burn unit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wubbels' answer wasn't good enough for Payne, so he pressured her more. When she still refused, Payne chased her down and handcuffed her as she screamed for help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only was the detective fired from the Salt Lake City Police Department last month but his supervisor, James Tracy, also got a little piece of justice - he was demoted for assisting Payne with the arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And Wubbels' keeps adding to her good deeds list. She's decided to use her settlement money to help people obtain body cam footage and will donate a portion of the $500,000 to the UtahNursesAssociation and to support the national EndNurseAbuse campaign.
Head, Memes, and Money: Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 in
 Settlement Money After Being Arrested
 for Doing Her Job
 @balleralert
Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 in Settlement Money After Being Arrested for Doing Her Job - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Utah nurse was aggressively arrested this past July for doing her job. She has now reached $500,000 in settlement money with Salt Lake City and the university that manages the hospital where she works. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On July 26th, AlexWubbels was arrested for refusing to let DetectiveJeffPayne draw blood from an unconscious patient who was involved in a car crash. Payne's body cam footage shows him man-handling Wubbels during the conflict. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wubbels explained to the detective that he's required to have a warrant or the patient's consent before blood is drawn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I’m just trying to do what I’m supposed to do, that’s all,” said Wubbels, the head nurse of the hospital’s burn unit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wubbels' answer wasn't good enough for Payne, so he pressured her more. When she still refused, Payne chased her down and handcuffed her as she screamed for help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only was the detective fired from the Salt Lake City Police Department last month but his supervisor, James Tracy, also got a little piece of justice - he was demoted for assisting Payne with the arrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And Wubbels' keeps adding to her good deeds list. She's decided to use her settlement money to help people obtain body cam footage and will donate a portion of the $500,000 to the UtahNursesAssociation and to support the national EndNurseAbuse campaign.

Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 in Settlement Money After Being Arrested for Doing Her Job - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A U...

Clothes, Dating, and Friends: 77-Year-Old Man Charged For Strangling 23-Year-old Woman On First Date @balleralert 77-Year-Old Man Charged For Strangling 23-Year-old Woman On First Date – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 77-year-old has been arrested after allegedly strangling a 23-year-old woman on their first date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the woman told officials that she connected with AlanSchmitt on the Plenty of Fish dating site. But, when the two finally met, she realized he had lied about his age. Although she was not interested in the elderly man, she told him the two could remain friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Somehow, Schmitt convinced the woman to come with him to the mall, where Schmitt dropped over $400 worth of clothes on the woman at Victoria’s Secret PINK. After their outing, Schmitt drove the woman back to her home, which is when the incident occurred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Schmitt demanded that the woman give him back the clothes he bought, including the shirt she had on. When she refused, Schmitt reportedly “grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground.” The woman told officials that Schmitt then climbed on top of her and “proceeded to choke her, causing her to struggle to breathe.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the incident, officials reported “small bleeding scratches” around the victims neck, but Schmitt provided a different account of the incident. He told officials that the woman “stepped in front of him” and “pushed him in the face,” forcing him to lose balance and reach out, grabbing her neck. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Schmitt was charged with felony strangling of another causing wounds or injury.
Clothes, Dating, and Friends: 77-Year-Old Man Charged For Strangling
 23-Year-old Woman On First Date
 @balleralert
77-Year-Old Man Charged For Strangling 23-Year-old Woman On First Date – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 77-year-old has been arrested after allegedly strangling a 23-year-old woman on their first date. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, the woman told officials that she connected with AlanSchmitt on the Plenty of Fish dating site. But, when the two finally met, she realized he had lied about his age. Although she was not interested in the elderly man, she told him the two could remain friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Somehow, Schmitt convinced the woman to come with him to the mall, where Schmitt dropped over $400 worth of clothes on the woman at Victoria’s Secret PINK. After their outing, Schmitt drove the woman back to her home, which is when the incident occurred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Schmitt demanded that the woman give him back the clothes he bought, including the shirt she had on. When she refused, Schmitt reportedly “grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground.” The woman told officials that Schmitt then climbed on top of her and “proceeded to choke her, causing her to struggle to breathe.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the incident, officials reported “small bleeding scratches” around the victims neck, but Schmitt provided a different account of the incident. He told officials that the woman “stepped in front of him” and “pushed him in the face,” forcing him to lose balance and reach out, grabbing her neck. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, Schmitt was charged with felony strangling of another causing wounds or injury.

77-Year-Old Man Charged For Strangling 23-Year-old Woman On First Date – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A 77-year-old has been arreste...

Memes, Mike Brown, and Police: Utah Officer Fired For Arresting Nurse Who Refused To Draw Blood @balleralert 1 Utah Officer Fired For Arresting Nurse Who Refused To Draw Blood - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The SaltLakeCity Police Department has fired the police officer who was recorded aggressively arresting a nurse who refused to allow him to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient earlier this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident occurred after an off-duty officer was involved in a crash with a truck driver who was fleeing the police. Video from the officers' body cameras showed Detective Jeff Payne aggressively handcuffing and arresting AlexWubbels after she refused to draw blood from the driver because Payne didn't have a warrant nor consent from the patient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An internal affairs report, released last month, found that both officers violated department policy. In a "notice of decision" letter, Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown faulted Payne for not de-escalating the situation and said they failed in their requirement to treat all citizens "equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown also demoted Payne's watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, to the rank of officer. They both have five days to appeal the action.
Memes, Mike Brown, and Police: Utah Officer Fired For Arresting Nurse
 Who Refused To Draw Blood
 @balleralert
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Utah Officer Fired For Arresting Nurse Who Refused To Draw Blood - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The SaltLakeCity Police Department has fired the police officer who was recorded aggressively arresting a nurse who refused to allow him to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient earlier this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident occurred after an off-duty officer was involved in a crash with a truck driver who was fleeing the police. Video from the officers' body cameras showed Detective Jeff Payne aggressively handcuffing and arresting AlexWubbels after she refused to draw blood from the driver because Payne didn't have a warrant nor consent from the patient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An internal affairs report, released last month, found that both officers violated department policy. In a "notice of decision" letter, Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown faulted Payne for not de-escalating the situation and said they failed in their requirement to treat all citizens "equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown also demoted Payne's watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, to the rank of officer. They both have five days to appeal the action.

Utah Officer Fired For Arresting Nurse Who Refused To Draw Blood - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The SaltLakeCity Police Department ...

Bailey Jay, Memes, and News: Student Who Was Expelled For Sitting During The Pledge Fires Back With A Lawsuit @balleralert KPRC EXPELLED OVER PLEDGE, LAWSUIT FILED WINDFERN HIGH SCHOOL,CY-FAIR ISD 6:07 90 Student Who Was Expelled For Sitting During The Pledge Fires Back With A Lawsuit-blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 17-year old India Landry was expelled after she declined to stand for the pledge. According to documents, Landry had sat during the Pledge at least 200 times across 6 periods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On October 2, the Cy-Fair ISD student was sent to the office for cell-phone use. While there, the Pledge of Allegiance was broadcasted via the intercom. Landry sat. When asked by Principal Martha Strother to stand she refused prompting the principal to take disciplinary action expelling the student. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 days later Landry's mother met with Strother who would grant Landry's admittance if the 17-year agreed to stand for the pledge. On October 6, local news reported the controversy and Landry was allowed back in without having to stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A lawsuit has since been filed stating Landry's civil rights were violated . The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
Bailey Jay, Memes, and News: Student Who Was Expelled For Sitting
 During The Pledge Fires Back With A
 Lawsuit
 @balleralert
 KPRC
 EXPELLED OVER PLEDGE, LAWSUIT FILED
 WINDFERN HIGH SCHOOL,CY-FAIR ISD
 6:07 90
Student Who Was Expelled For Sitting During The Pledge Fires Back With A Lawsuit-blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 17-year old India Landry was expelled after she declined to stand for the pledge. According to documents, Landry had sat during the Pledge at least 200 times across 6 periods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On October 2, the Cy-Fair ISD student was sent to the office for cell-phone use. While there, the Pledge of Allegiance was broadcasted via the intercom. Landry sat. When asked by Principal Martha Strother to stand she refused prompting the principal to take disciplinary action expelling the student. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3 days later Landry's mother met with Strother who would grant Landry's admittance if the 17-year agreed to stand for the pledge. On October 6, local news reported the controversy and Landry was allowed back in without having to stand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A lawsuit has since been filed stating Landry's civil rights were violated . The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

Student Who Was Expelled For Sitting During The Pledge Fires Back With A Lawsuit-blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 17-y...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z Released Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life' @balleralert VOL.2...HARD KNOCK UFE PARENTAL ADVISORY IPLICIT CONTENT BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z Released 'Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper JayZ released his third studio album, 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life' on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As of 2013, the album was said to be Jay Z's most commercially successful album. It was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA in 2000 and has sold over 5 million copies in the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From the humble beginnings of his first album to 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life', fans experience an evolution of this iconic lyricist. While he still maintains his "street cred," by never forgetting where he comes from, he also allows us to see beneath the surface and get into his inner thoughts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ There is also an obvious change in the sound. While the first two albums are for true "hip-hop heads", this album catered more to the mainstream, by sampling songs from other genres such as the musical "Annie" for the hit song, "Hard Knock Life". The critically acclaimed album was ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums from the 1990s. It also was his first album to peak at 1 on the Billboard 200. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album even won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, but Jay Z refused to come as a form of boycotting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The New York native told MTV, "I am boycotting the Grammys because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked. Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it; but if we go on a world tour, no one knows."
Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard:  #BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z
 Released Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life'
 @balleralert
 VOL.2...HARD KNOCK
 UFE
 PARENTAL
 ADVISORY
 IPLICIT CONTENT
BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z Released 'Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper JayZ released his third studio album, 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life' on Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As of 2013, the album was said to be Jay Z's most commercially successful album. It was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA in 2000 and has sold over 5 million copies in the United States. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ From the humble beginnings of his first album to 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life', fans experience an evolution of this iconic lyricist. While he still maintains his "street cred," by never forgetting where he comes from, he also allows us to see beneath the surface and get into his inner thoughts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ There is also an obvious change in the sound. While the first two albums are for true "hip-hop heads", this album catered more to the mainstream, by sampling songs from other genres such as the musical "Annie" for the hit song, "Hard Knock Life". The critically acclaimed album was ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums from the 1990s. It also was his first album to peak at 1 on the Billboard 200. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The album even won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, but Jay Z refused to come as a form of boycotting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The New York native told MTV, "I am boycotting the Grammys because too many major rap artists continue to be overlooked. Rappers deserve more attention from the Grammy committee and from the whole world. If it's got a gun everybody knows about it; but if we go on a world tour, no one knows."

BallerAlert's Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z Released 'Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life'-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 19 years ago today, rapper J...

College, Confidence, and Crime: Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself and Tells Police lt Was a Black Man in a Hoodie and "Short Afro" @balleralert Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself and Tells Police It Was a Black Man in a Hoodie and “Short Afro” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tuesday night, Minnesota College was placed on locked down after a security guard said he was shot and assaulted by a black man with a “short Afro, wearing a hoodie. The guard’s claim prompted a lockdown of 1,800 students and summoned 55 police officers, a state patrol helicopter and four K-9 units. Problem is, there was no assailant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The following day, BrentAhlers allegedly admitted he hadn’t been assaulted by a black man, but that he accidently shot himself in the shoulder on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minn. According to reports, Ahlers was not even permitted to carry a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the NY Daily News, while officials refused to take the guard’s report lightly, their reservations about Ahler’s kept them from releasing a description of the alleged perpetrator. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think early on, some of the facts of this case weren’t adding up for us,” St. Paul Police Sgt said in a press conference. “We didn’t have the confidence in the description to act on it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ahlers has been charged with falsely reporting a crime, which is a misdemeanor. He told officials that he was simply worried about losing his job, as the school doesn’t allow its guards to carry a weapon. However, the school relieved Ahler’s of his duties, revealing it “strongly condemns racial discrimination, racial stereotyping, and racial profiling of any kind.”
College, Confidence, and Crime: Campus Security Guard Accidentally
 Shoots Himself and Tells Police lt Was a
 Black Man in a Hoodie and "Short Afro"
 @balleralert
Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself and Tells Police It Was a Black Man in a Hoodie and “Short Afro” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tuesday night, Minnesota College was placed on locked down after a security guard said he was shot and assaulted by a black man with a “short Afro, wearing a hoodie. The guard’s claim prompted a lockdown of 1,800 students and summoned 55 police officers, a state patrol helicopter and four K-9 units. Problem is, there was no assailant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The following day, BrentAhlers allegedly admitted he hadn’t been assaulted by a black man, but that he accidently shot himself in the shoulder on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minn. According to reports, Ahlers was not even permitted to carry a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the NY Daily News, while officials refused to take the guard’s report lightly, their reservations about Ahler’s kept them from releasing a description of the alleged perpetrator. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I think early on, some of the facts of this case weren’t adding up for us,” St. Paul Police Sgt said in a press conference. “We didn’t have the confidence in the description to act on it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ahlers has been charged with falsely reporting a crime, which is a misdemeanor. He told officials that he was simply worried about losing his job, as the school doesn’t allow its guards to carry a weapon. However, the school relieved Ahler’s of his duties, revealing it “strongly condemns racial discrimination, racial stereotyping, and racial profiling of any kind.”

Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself and Tells Police It Was a Black Man in a Hoodie and “Short Afro” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀...

Anaconda, Books, and cnn.com: Student Accidentally Receives $1M in Financial Aid @balleralert Student Accidentally Receives $1M in Financial Aid - blogged by: @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A South African student accidentally received a deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account and spent more than $60k before authorities realized the mistake. Walter Sisulu University in Eastern Cape province accidentally loaded the massive funds onto the student's financial aid debit card. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The financial assistant was only supposed to be a $100 stipend for food and books, and was available to the student immediately. However, four extra zeroes were accidentally added to the deposit, quicky turning the student's $100 stipend into a $1 million shopping spree. University officially didn't realize the mistake until another student discovered the young woman's newly found extravagant spending habits and alerted authorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While several media outlets identified the student on social media, university officials have refused to release the student's identity in compliance with South African law. In just a few weeks, WSU claims that the student spent tens of thousands of dollars on miscellaneous items and WSU officials have started examining her transaction records to determine the extent of her shopping spree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, the student's financial aid account has been blocked and the remaining balance has been retracted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "The student will be liable for the money she's already spent," a WSU spokesperson stated. Intellimali, the financial aid company responsible for issuing the cards, has taken full responsibility for the oversight and have put new polices in place to ensure this incident never happens again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Intellimali has also appointed an auditor to investigate the incident further and claimed legal action will be taken against the student for the misuse of funds. The South African Parliament also weighed in on the oversight stating, "this is unacceptable that such a grave mistake as this one could occur undetected on money appropriated by Parliament."
Anaconda, Books, and cnn.com: Student Accidentally Receives
 $1M in Financial Aid
 @balleralert
Student Accidentally Receives $1M in Financial Aid - blogged by: @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A South African student accidentally received a deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account and spent more than $60k before authorities realized the mistake. Walter Sisulu University in Eastern Cape province accidentally loaded the massive funds onto the student's financial aid debit card. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The financial assistant was only supposed to be a $100 stipend for food and books, and was available to the student immediately. However, four extra zeroes were accidentally added to the deposit, quicky turning the student's $100 stipend into a $1 million shopping spree. University officially didn't realize the mistake until another student discovered the young woman's newly found extravagant spending habits and alerted authorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While several media outlets identified the student on social media, university officials have refused to release the student's identity in compliance with South African law. In just a few weeks, WSU claims that the student spent tens of thousands of dollars on miscellaneous items and WSU officials have started examining her transaction records to determine the extent of her shopping spree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, the student's financial aid account has been blocked and the remaining balance has been retracted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "The student will be liable for the money she's already spent," a WSU spokesperson stated. Intellimali, the financial aid company responsible for issuing the cards, has taken full responsibility for the oversight and have put new polices in place to ensure this incident never happens again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Intellimali has also appointed an auditor to investigate the incident further and claimed legal action will be taken against the student for the misuse of funds. The South African Parliament also weighed in on the oversight stating, "this is unacceptable that such a grave mistake as this one could occur undetected on money appropriated by Parliament."

Student Accidentally Receives $1M in Financial Aid - blogged by: @its_sharr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A South African student accidentally received a ...

Bloods, Memes, and Police: Two Officers Placed On Leave After Utah Nurse Confrontation @balleralert Salt Lake City Police Two Officers Placed On Leave After Utah Nurse Confrontation- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Salt Lake City Police Department announced that Detective Jeff Payne and a second employee are on paid administrative leave "pending the results of an investigation." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Detective Payne was the officer that sparked national outrage after he arrested a Utah nurse that would not consent to giving the officer a blood sample from a critical patient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to law, Alex Wubbels (the nurse) can not give a blood sample without a warrant or consent from the patient. To make matters worse, the patient was burned badly in a road accident. The unconscious patient needed every bit of the blood in his body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because Wubbels refused, she was forcefully arrested. The July 26th incident was caught on tape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think the officer should be terminated?
Bloods, Memes, and Police: Two Officers Placed On Leave
 After Utah Nurse Confrontation
 @balleralert
 Salt Lake City Police
Two Officers Placed On Leave After Utah Nurse Confrontation- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Salt Lake City Police Department announced that Detective Jeff Payne and a second employee are on paid administrative leave "pending the results of an investigation." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Detective Payne was the officer that sparked national outrage after he arrested a Utah nurse that would not consent to giving the officer a blood sample from a critical patient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to law, Alex Wubbels (the nurse) can not give a blood sample without a warrant or consent from the patient. To make matters worse, the patient was burned badly in a road accident. The unconscious patient needed every bit of the blood in his body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because Wubbels refused, she was forcefully arrested. The July 26th incident was caught on tape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you think the officer should be terminated?

Two Officers Placed On Leave After Utah Nurse Confrontation- blogged by @niksofly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Salt Lake City Po...