Man May Face Jail Time Over Hate Crime Against Black Family

A Texas man is facing jail time over several racist attacks against a Black family. Glenn Eugene Halfin, 64, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime on July 12, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Halfin hung a baby doll with a noose around its neck outside of his African-American neighbor’s apartment in Grapevine last December. The man purchased the doll from Walmart as part of his heinous plan to intimidate Dante Petty, 28, documents filed last year revealed. The incident was videotaped and posted to Facebook by Petty, whose young daughter was also living with him.

“I just wanna show people that racism is very well ALIVE AND REAL,” Petty said in the post. “Thank God I put a camera up outside my apt because when I saw this man hanging a doll off the rails. I was so fill[ed] up with anger…”

There were other stalking and harassment incidents named in the case against Halfin, the Justice Department release said.

Grapevine Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Against an African-American Family

— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) July 12, 2018

Halfin pleaded guilty to interfering with the African-American family’s housing rights in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He had “threatened force, intimidated, and interfered with a family because of their race and occupancy of an apartment that was located directly above his own apartment,” the Justice Department said.

“No one should be afraid to go home at night,” U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said about the case. “Our community will not tolerate crimes of intimidation or bigotry, and my office will continue to prosecute all those who persecute others based on their race, color, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.”

The FBI and Grapevine Police Department investigated the case. Halfin faces a statutory maximum penalty of no more one year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine. The man’s sentencing is scheduled for October 24, the Justice Department said.


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Corrupt Miami Area Cops Were Using Black People To Have A ‘100% Clearance Rate’

Several police officers in the Miami area are facing charges for falsely pinning crimes on Black people. The cops were indicted for the corruption, which was done in an effort to achieve a “perfect crime-solving record,” a probe revealed.

The case is another example of police misconduct, as the nation continues to protest discriminatory policing policies and practices that target people of color.

Former Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, 54, and officers Raul Fernandez and Charlie Dayoub were charged with falsely implicating an unnamed Haitian-American teenager in four burglaries in Biscayne Park, Florida, a suburb just north of Miami, the Miami Herald reported on July 12, after obtaining records in the case. The misconduct, revealed in a federal court last month, was uglier and deeper. Biscayne Park officers were routinely given marching orders to file bogus charges and pin crimes on African Americans with priors to clear cases, especially involving burglaries, according to a 2014 internal probe. Biscayne Park, FL police told to frame black people, probe found: Miami Herald #Florida #Blacks #Coverup #Crime: .@RevJJackson @SantitaJ: SUN: 8-10aE/866.594.HOPE/#iHeartRadio: @PatriotAM1150/#FacebookLive: Reverend Jes…

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It seems that Atesiano couldn’t face the spotlight as the department’s racist, underhanded and illegal tactics were unearthed. He abruptly resigned as police chief in 2014 during the probe. The embattled department didn’t clear any of its 19 burglary cases in 2015 following the chief’s resignation, according to records.

Atesiano has vehemently denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty in the case; he is now slated to go to trial on civil rights violations. Dayoub and Fernandez have also entered not guilty pleas and are awaiting trial.

How many Blacks were wrongfully charged by the department is unclear, the Herald reported. However, Black males were implicated in nearly all 30 burglary arrests documented in 2013 and 2014.

Miami area cops admit that their police chief told them to target and arrest anybody Black to pin open burglary cases on so they could have a better clearance rate and boost the

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The 2018 Emmys: Nine Nomination Snubs That Have Us In Our Feelings

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The 2018 Emmy noms finally came out on Thursday (July 12) with some pretty wonderful news!

From Issa Rae to Tracee Ellis Ross to Leslie Jones, so many sistas were nominated, but sadly not everyone was lucky to be part of the elite crew. And while we know that awards don’t equal talent, here are nine deserving Black women that should have been nominated and weren’t.

Either way: We see you ladies in all of your greatness!

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Breaking: Thousands Of People Possibly Affected By Contaminated Water In Washington, D.C.

NBC Washington is reporting tens of thousands of residents and businesses in Northeast and Northwest Washington may be affected by waters contamination.

The outlet says a problem with the water system Thursday night (July 12) made it “possible for contaminants to enter the water.” However, “Officials say there is no information indicating that any water was contaminated; the ‘boil water advisory’ is a precaution.” Still sounds scary as hell.

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The Washington Post reports around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, an open valve at the Bryant Street pumping station, which is near Howard University, “caused a loss of pressure in parts of the distribution system for about an hour.” The open valve made it possible for contaminants to enter the water.

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Reportedly, the water is safe to shower and bathe in, but even water for a coffee maker should be boiled. Everyone in Washington, D.C., be safe—and if there are any issues or concerns about your health, contact a medical health professional.

Watch Trump find a way to blame this on Obama.


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Video: Black Man Told To Leave His Pool — Yes, His Own Damn Pool

White people must really have an issue with Black people and water. All summer, Black folks have been policed at pools — and this latest incident may be the most insane. A Black man in Indianapolis was told to leave his own pool after being racially profiled by an off-duty cop. The incident was captured on video.

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Shayne Holland has been living at River Crossing Apartments since February 2017. He was casually enjoying a day by the pool when he was harassed by a random white woman. He told the Indy Star, “I had my headphones on when she approached me so I didn’t hear her the first time. When I asked her to repeat herself, she asked if I lived in the neighborhood. I said, ‘Yes.’ When she asked where I lived, I said, ‘I don’t know you and you haven’t identified yourself, so I’m not just going to give you my address.'” The white woman happened to be an off duty police officer.

Holland said he showed his complex-issued key, which gives him access to the pool, but that wasn’t enough for her. The officer contacted the apartment office, the manager arrived and confirmed Holland lives at the complex. However, the office manager told Holland he still had to leave because he didn’t give the off-duty police officer his address. The officer even snatches the pool card out of his hand.

Alex Stokely, vice president of Barrett & Stokely, the company that manages River Crossing, said the apartment manager has been placed on leave, which is great, but what about the ignorant officer?

Watch the deplorable video below.

I actually live here, so I’m assuming they told the police that it’s not too many black people that do so if you see one make sure you get their address. RiverCrossing Apartments.

— Quick (@HollywoodShayne) July 6, 2018


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