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Watch: Black Woman Violently Arrested At Alabama Waffle House

From Starbucks to Applebee’s to IHOP, getting fair customer service can sometimes be impossible when you are Black. This was the case for Canita Adams and Chikesia Clemons at a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama.

The early morning of Sunday, April 22, 25-year-old  Chikesia Clemons was arrested by white police officers. The arrest was captured on video, which is extremely graphic. Three officers slam her to the floor, expose her breasts and one officer threatens to break her arm. Watch the video below:

SEE ALSO: Calls For Starbucks Boycott After The Company’s Weak Apology For A Racist Arrest

According to Canita Adams’ Facebook page, the incident happened after the white woman who took their order said there would be a charge of 50 cents for plastic utensils. Allegedly, Canita and Chikesia were there the day before and there wasn’t a charge for plastic utensils. They canceled their order, Canita left and Chikesia stayed behind because she wanted a business card, but the woman called the police. See the Facebook post below:

Waffle House responded to the incident by telling AL.com, “[I]t’s fair to say that the information we have received at this point differs significantly from what has reportedly been attributed to Ms. Clemons and strongly supports the actions taken by the Saraland Police Department. The Saraland Police Department is conducting its own investigation and we encourage you to contact them for additional information.” Yep, you read that right “strongly supports.” Sounds like Waffle House might need the Starbucks treatment.

Chikesia Clemons  was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She was released on $1,000 bond Sunday morning.  Mobile NAACP President David Smith said in a statement, “In light of the current situation in our country — such as the arrest of two young Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee shop — we felt it was important for our members to get a first-hand account of the incident, which has now gone viral on social media locally and across the country. When incidents like this happen in our own backyard, it is incumbent upon the local  NAACP to take a closer look and move the matter to whatever level is appropriate.” The NAACP wi

Read more: https://newsone.com/3794767/black-woman-arrested-alabama-waffle-house/

Everything We Know About The Police Killing Of Danny Ray Thomas

A grand jury could soon hear evidence from the Harris County, Texas district attorney’s office in the killing of Danny Ray Thomas, an unarmed Black man shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy just four days after cops killed Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

SEE ALSO: Calls For Justice Ring Out After A Texas Deputy Fatally Shot An Unarmed Black Man

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez fired ex-Deputy Cameron Brewer, who is Black, late Friday for the March 22 shooting on a Houston street, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Thomas, 34, was having an apparent mental breakdown when Brewer, 44, arrived at the scene, where Thomas was foaming at the mouth and had is trousers around his ankles after an altercation with another person.

Sheriff’s Deputy Is Fired After Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man in Houston Deputy Cameron Brewer did not follow policy when he shot Danny Ray Thomas at an intersection last month, the sheriff’s department in Harris County, Tex., said.

By JACEY FORTIN https://t.co/MbcZazbiLa pic.twitter.com/zunWrhYJTr

— NewsOftheworld (@newsworldforev4) April 21, 2018

Brewer, who was equipped with a Taser, chose to fire a single gunshot at Thomas, when the disturbed man walked toward him instead of dropping to the ground as ordered. The deputy fired his gun about 20 seconds after he gave the command.

Gonzalez faulted Brewer for failing to follow the department’s use of force policy, indicating that the deputy should have used his stun gun in that situation.

A police union attorney disagreed with the sheriff’s second-guessing of “Brewer’s split-second decision.” The union plans to appeal the 6-year law enforcement veteran’s termination.

Thomas was not in his right frame of mind, his sister Kita Thomas said, according KPRC-TV. His mental health began spiraling down after his estranged wife allegedly drowned his two children in her bathtub in 2016. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the shooting.

“The acknowledgment that this officer violated use of force policy when he killed a non-threatening innocent man who was mentally ill and who was committing no crime will enrage a Harris County jury,” predicted the family’s lawyers, which includes civil right

Read more: https://newsone.com/3794701/danny-ray-thomas-houston-police-killing/

Legendary Black Boxing Champ Who Challenged White Supremacy Considered For A Pardon

America’s first Black boxing champion Jack Johnson could receive a pardon more than a century after he was imprisoned for being apologetically Black.

SEE ALSO: John Carlos’ Black Power Olympic Salute ‘Planted Seeds’ For Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

President Donald Trump considers granting Johnson, who was convicted by a Jim Crow court, a posthumous pardon after receiving a call from actor Sylvester Stallone, the president tweeted on Saturday. Stallone gave Trump a brief history lesson about Johnson’s case.

“His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump stated about Johnson. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!”

The pardon of #JackJohnson is long overdue. pic.twitter.com/PJjsiLBTG6

— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) April 22, 2018

Johnson, a Galveston, Texas native, won the championship in 1908 by knocking out the reigning champion, Tommy Burns. That set off a search for a “Great White Hope” to defeat Johnson, who would often taunt his White opponents in the ring. But their hope was dashed when Johnson destroyed the former champion, Jim Jeffries, in a match that was dubbed “the fight of the century.”

Johnson lived at a time and in a place where White men lynched Blacks sometimes just for sport. Yet, Johnson was never afraid to wear expensive clothes, flaunt his wealth, date White women and challenge the notions of White supremacy.

Wrote this in January 2017. Even more true now. "Why Jack Johnson’s Family Should Refuse Any Exoneration" https://t.co/rTf84B9310

— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) April 22, 2018

Since he was unstoppable in the ring, Johnson’s enemies used the criminal justice system to end his reign. In 1913, an all-white jury convicted him for taking his White girlfriend on a trip in violation of the Mann Act, federal legislation that criminalized crossing state lines with a woman “for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.”

Johnson skipped bail after the trial and lived in exile for several years in Europe and Sout

Read more: https://newsone.com/3794688/jack-johnson-first-black-boxing-champion-pardon/

White Domestic Terrorist On The Loose In Nashville Waffle House Shooting

Nashville police warned residents to lock their doors, as investigators try to track down a mass shooting suspect.

SEE ALSO: The Epidemic Of White Male Terrorism And Its Connection To White Privilege

Murder warrants were issued for the suspect, identified as a 29-year-old White male named Travis Reinking. He’s accused of killing four people and wounding four others 3:25 a.m. Sunday at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville. Reinking, who was naked, fled on foot, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown, authorities said, according to CNN. It appears to be a random mass shooting. Investigators, however, are typically slow to declare mass shootings by White males a domestic terror attack, even though White men constitute the largest group of domestic terrorists in the nation.

Waffle House: 6 persons shot, 4 fatally (3 died at the scene, 1 at the hospital). The 2 others are being treated at Vanderbilt. Search continuing for Travis Reinking. pic.twitter.com/ioR7cVq899

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018

After sitting in a truck for a few minutes, Reinking allegedly came out of the vehicle with an assault-type rifle and killed two people outside the Waffle House, the police said. He entered the restaurant and continued firing, killing two more people inside. Some customer suffered cuts to their face, as glass flew from shattered windows.

“My friend ‘T,’ the cook at Waffle House, died trying to get away,” witness Chuck Cordero told the news outlet.

A customer is being hailed a hero for stopping the gunman before he harmed anyone else. The man hid near the bathrooms, watched Reinking and tackled the assailant when there was an opening.

Investigation on going at the Waffle House. Scene being processed by MNPD experts. This is the rifle used by the gunman. pic.twitter.com/lihhRImHQN

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018

“He saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped. So, he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter. At that point, the gunman then fled,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don AaronRead more: https://newsone.com/3794668/waffle-house-shooting-nashville-travis-reinking/

President Obama’s Grace Was On Full Display At Barbara Bush’s Funeral

President Barack Obama interacted warmly with Melania Trump Saturday at former First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral, despite President Trump’s racist birther attacks on him. The current president would never treat Michelle Obama with the same kindness if President Obama attacked him.

SEE ALSO: How Presidential: Trump Won’t Attend Barbara Bush’s Funeral But Obama Will

President Trump declined to attend the funeral in Houston, which former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton also attended. Instead, Trump sent his wife to represent him.

There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about Melania Trump smiling radiantly with President Obama before the service began. She’s seldom, if ever, seen having a good time with her husband.

Melania, usually stone-faced, is seen smiling for the first time in a while next to Barack Obama.

Donald is not going to like this picture. RT! #BarbaraBushFuneral pic.twitter.com/4XDbLhr2uO

— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) April 21, 2018

Donald Trump was a leader in the birther movement, which challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency over a false claim that Obama was born outside the United States.

Trump fired up the birthers in 2011 when he began questioning President Obama’s birthplace in television interviews, saying in one instance, “I’m starting to think that he was not born here.” He also tweeted that “an extremely credible source” told him that the former president’s birth certificate is fraudulent.

In another low point, Trump urged hackers in 2014 to get hold of Obama’s college records and check his place of birth—suggesting that the former president was born in Kenya. He continued raising doubts about Obama’s birthplace even after the former president released his birth certificate. Melania Trump reportedly backed her husband’s false birther claims in a TV interview.

The current president has a history of cruelty toward his critics. Indeed, Trump has a long list of opponents he’s attacked personally. Trump has been at war with the Bush family since the two former GOP presidents George H.W. Bush and his so

Read more: https://newsone.com/3794645/barbara-bush-funeral-president-obama-melania-trump/

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